March 16, 2020 / 3:22 PM / in 19 days

Finland to close schools and universities due to coronavirus - PM

HELSINKI, March 16 (Reuters) - Finland’s government will pass emergency legislation on Tuesday to close all its schools and universities from Wednesday among other measures in response to the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Monday.

There were 272 confirmed coronavirus cases and no linked deaths in Finland as of Monday according to health authority. (Reporting by Anne Kauranen)

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