Avoiding face-to-face encounters tested the Finnish government. Back on Thursday, it was thought that Ministers Tuula Haatainen (SD) and Aino-Kaisa Pekonen (left) could have been exposed to the coronavirus at a meeting on Tuesday.

For the first time in history, the Government Plenary Session was held as a remote session due to a precautionary measure.

IN THE CHAIR: Katri Kulmuni (Central), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Other ministers attended the session via video link.

The government reported on the historic remote meeting on its Twitter account.

Concerns subsided, but the session was held at a distance

The coronavirus test of a person who may have exposed ministers to coronavirus was confirmed to be negative on Friday.

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The government returned to work normally, but the Government Plenary Session, the Monetary Affairs Committee and the presentation of the President of the Republic were still held remotely on Friday.