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HS: Majority approve of government's coronavirus measures

Over 80 percent of respondents said they were as satisfied with the actions of the PM as they were with the President's.

Sanna Marin ja Katri Kulmuni hallituksen tiedotustilaisuudessa.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin (right) and Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni. Image: Petteri Bülow / Yle
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Seventy percent of respondents said that restrictions introduced by government to contain the spread of novel coronavirus have been appropriate, according to a new poll by daily Helsingin Sanomat.

Slightly less than 20 percent said the government's actions don't go far enough, while 10 percent said they are too stringent.

Overall, 60 percent of the people surveyed said that government's decision-making had been done in a timely fashion, while one-third said the administration had been slow to act. Two percent said that the government moved unnecessarily quickly in the circumstances.

The poll, which was conducted for HS by market research firm Kantar TNS, found that respondents report solid confidence in the country's top leadership during the current crisis. Eighty-four percent said that they were satisfied with Prime Minister Sanna Marin's performance, while 85 percent said the same of President Sauli Niinistö.

Kantar TNS interviewed about 1,000 respondents for the survey and the margin of error was +/- 3.1 percentage points.

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