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Possible mass exposure to the coronavirus in Helsinki on 11 August

Linnanmäki amusement park was visited on 11 August 2020 at around 13–18 by a party, some of the members of which were later diagnosed with a coronavirus infection. They may have exposed other visitors to the virus. The people known to have been in close contact with the infected people have been reached and quarantined.

The infections did not occur at Linnanmäki. Those who visited Linnanmäki at the same time have a very low risk of having been infected but are advised to carefully monitor their condition and seek testing if symptoms typical to the coronavirus occur.

Symptoms include fever, coughing, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, muscle ache, a sore throat, a runny nose, shortness of breath and the loss of sense of smell and taste.

Complete a symptom assessment or call the coronavirus helpline when necessary 

Helsinki residents over the age of 16 can complete a coronavirus symptom assessment at omaolo.fi. The Omaolo service provides instructions and advises you to make an appointment for a coronavirus test when necessary.

Helsinki residents can also book an appointment for a coronavirus test by calling the Coronavirus Helpline, tel. 09 310 10024 (daily at 8–18). If the Coronavirus Helpline is closed and the symptoms indicative of a coronavirus infection are mild, you can call the helpline in the following morning. In urgent cases, the Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117, is available around the clock.

Residents of other municipalities should contact their local health service if they experience symptoms of the coronavirus.

For more information about the coronavirus, please visit thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en or www.hel.fi/helsinki/coronavirus-en.

Photo: Yiping Feng and Ling Ouyang / Helsinki Marketing