Surging infections force Finland’s local authorities to prioritise

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By Anne Kauranen HELSINKI (Reuters) -Surging coronavirus infections are forcing local authorities in Finland to stray from the government’s COVID-19 strategy based on mass testing, tracking and isolation. Helsinki and neighbouring cities recommend that people with a mild infection do not get an official test as the waiting time can now be days, city mayors and Helsinki hospital district said in a joint statement on Tuesday. “The hospital district and cities have had to prioritise having workforce in hospital care and inoculation,” strategy director Pasi Pohjola from the health ministry told Re…

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