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Jyväskylä confirms care worker has coronavirus

Around ten people were quarantined to prevent further infection.

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Ten people were quarantined after a home care worker contracted coronavirus in Jyväskylä. Image: Riina Mäentausta / Yle

A home care worker in the Central Finland city of Jyväskylä has tested positive for novel coronavirus, prompting a further ten people including colleagues and customers to enter self-quarantine.

The municipality of Jyväskylä confirmed the infection on Tuesday, when the quarantine ended.

According to the city, there is no need for colleagues of the infected worker to be concerned about further infection, but the quarantine has been called for as a precaution.

Both employees and customers, who are mostly elderly, are part of the group that has been quarantined.

The municipality said in a statement that it would not announce coronavirus infections individually, and that the quarantine in question end on Tuesday.

Care workers looking after customers in quarantine were advised on how to protect themselves during the fortnight of quarantine, according to the city.

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