Finland has seen “no evidence” to suggest the coronavirus began spreading more rapidly since schools reopened, a top health official said Thursday.
The Nordic country began reopening schools and daycare centers on May 14, following a nearly two-month shutdown.
“The time has been short, but so far we have seen no evidence,” Mika Salminen, director of health security at the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare, told Reuters.
Salminen previously backed the decision for schools to reopen, saying kids played a limited role in spreading the virus.
“Children don’t generally infect adults,” Salminen said, noting there was little evidence of such cases.
The country has recorded 6,743 virus infections and 312 deaths as of Thursday afternoon, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.
With Post wires
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