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Coronavirus situation at the University of Eastern Finland

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University of Eastern Finland is taking action in response to the coronavirus situation in Kuopio

The University of Eastern Finland is taking action in response to the coronavirus exposures that took place in connection with student events in Kuopio last week. First- and second-year students of medicine and dentistry, and first-year students of biomedicine and nutrition have switched to online study for the following two weeks. The university is monitoring the situation and works in close collaboration with the City of Kuopio’s health authorities. Further action will be taken as needed.

“The message from the health authorities is that all those who attended student events in Kuopio last week should stay under in quarantine-like conditions, i.e., refrain from visiting public places and maintain physical distance from others. Also, it is recommended to get tested for COVID-19 even at the slightest sight of symptoms,” Director of Administration Tuomo Meriläinen says.

Last week’s student events were organised responsibly, with great attention to health security.

“Unfortunately, the coronavirus spreads also in pre- and after-parties, and health security should be kept in mind at all times. Better vaccination coverage will make our lives easier in the future. In fact, easily accessible walk-in vaccination events are organised in both Kuopio and Joensuu even this week, and I urge everyone to seize this opportunity,” Meriläinen notes.

For further information, please contact:
Director of Administration Tuomo Meriläinen, tuomo.merilainen@uef.fi, tel. +358 40 355 2299

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