Those who returned from St. Petersburg in Helsinki alone were found to have almost 140 coronavirus infections

The number of residents of the Finnish capital who tested positive for coronavirus after a trip to St. Petersburg continues to grow and by Saturday evening has already reached 140. Chief physician of the city Helsinki Timo Lukkarinen is confident that new cases of infection will be detected today, and tourists will have time to spread the coronavirus to other residents of the country who have not traveled to Russia.

THL calls on everyone who recently arrived from St. Petersburg to take a coronavirus test. Most infections are detected during a second, control test, since the PCR test may not show a fresh infection. Most of the infections occur in Helsinki.