THL: Passenger who flew to Denmark via Finland coronavirus-free

Finavia conducted additional cleaning operations in areas the woman might have visited during her two-hour stopover.

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Image: Tomi Natri / AOP

A passenger who flew to Denmark via Helsinki on Friday does not have novel coronavirus, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) said on Twitter on Friday.

The passenger, a Chinese woman, was said to have symptoms of Wuhan coronavirus when she arrived at Kastrup Airport in Denmark. As a result, she was taken to Copenhagen for additional tests.

Airports operator Finavia said in a statement that it had been informed by Copenhagen Airport that the passenger had been exhibiting coronavirus symptoms.

Finavia added that it contacted Finnish health authorities for further instructions regarding the case. The authority added that by 5.30pm on Friday it received confirmation that the suspicions of infection were unfounded.

Precautionary clean-up

The airports authority said that it conducted additional cleaning operations at areas in the airport at Helsinki where the passenger might have circulated during the two-hour stopover. Authorities at Kastrup Airport took similar precautions.

"The health and welfare of our airport staff and passengers is our priority. This why we instantly performed additional clean-up procedures at areas where this transfer passenger could have moved around at Helsinki Airport," Finavia VP at Helsinki Airport Heini Noronen-Juhola said in the statement.

The woman had been a passenger on Sichuan Airlines, which made a stopover in Helsinki at about 5am on Friday before continuing to the final destination.