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Block that Kick 1 month ago#1
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59577371

Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin has apologised for going clubbing after coming into close contact with a Covid-19 case.

Ms. Marin went on a night out in Helsinki on Saturday, hours after her foreign minister had tested positive.

She was initially told she did not need to isolate because she had been fully vaccinated, but later missed a text that advised her to do so.

Critics questioned her judgement for not isolating until testing negative.

The Social Democratic prime minister, 36, said the text message that advised her to avoid social contact was sent to her work phone, which she had left at home.

When she saw the text on Sunday, she urgently sought a Covid test and the result came back negative.

At first Ms Marin defended her actions, arguing that she had followed the advice of her secretary of state, who informed her about the Covid exposure.

But in a Facebook post on Monday, Ms Marin said she should have double-checked the guidance and used better judgement.

"I am very sorry for not understanding that I needed to do that," she wrote.

Under Finland's Covid guidelines, anyone who is double-jabbed does not need to isolate if they come into contact with a positive case.

But the guidelines do advise people to voluntarily avoid social contact if they are waiting for access to a Covid test.
Separate guidelines for government ministers and employees also recommend limiting social contact immediately after exposure, according to Finland's Helsingin Sanomat newspaper.

Speaking to reporters in parliament on Wednesday, Ms Marin said she had not been provided with this guidance. She said she took personal responsibility for the lack of information and again apologised for her actions.

Ms Marin has faced criticism since a gossip magazine published photos of the prime minister attending a Helsinki nightclub with friends on Saturday.

The Seiska magazine said it spoke to witnesses who saw her dancing at the Butchers club, where she stayed until 04:00.

Opposition politicians suggested Ms Marin should have set a good example by isolating voluntarily instead of going clubbing. Mia Laiho, an MP for the National Coalition Party, said Ms Marin had been "irresponsible".

Ms Marin became the world's youngest prime minister when she elected to lead a centre-left coalition with four other parties in 2019.

Finland has fared better than most of its European allies during the Covid pandemic, recording about 196,000 cases and 1,384 deaths.

But since September, infections have been creeping ever higher, with increases of more than 1,000 a day for weeks.

The country has also recorded eight cases of the new Omicron variant, which experts fear may be more transmissible and evade some immunity to Covid.
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darkace77450 1 month ago#2
The Social Democratic prime minister, 36, said the text message that advised her to avoid social contact was sent to her work phone, which she had left at home.

Leaving your "work phone" at home when you're the leader of a f***ing country is a really stupid, irresponsible thing to do. Holy s***, lady!
Fenriswolf 1 month ago#3
She's cute, not to the degree of Jacinda Arden though
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Anarchy_Juiblex 1 month ago#4
Well damn.
https://images.news18.com/ibnlive/uploads/2019/12/Sanna-Marin-Instagram-4.jpg

Anyways, she should have known better and they should have a better system for contacting her.
Was it just the automated text or was her administration actually unable to get ahold of her, seems like the former?

Fenriswolf posted...
She's cute, not to the degree of Jacinda Arden though

This is a wrong opinion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man#Steelmanning
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_charity
Nitro378 1 month ago#5
darkace77450 posted...
Leaving your "work phone" at home when you're the leader of a f***ing country is a really stupid, irresponsible thing to do. Holy s***, lady!

Hey you gotta have that work life balance, more power to her.

But seriously, this isn't a big deal, politicians have done way worse.
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ScottMcDohl 1 month ago#7
Nitro378 posted...
Hey you gotta have that work life balance, more power to her.

But seriously, this isn't a big deal, politicians have done way worse.

I don't think that's a luxury when you are the PM, just a hunch
Anarchy_Juiblex 1 month ago#8
ScottMcDohl posted...
I don't think that's a luxury when you are the PM, just a hunch

He did say, "but seriously" so I assume it was a joke.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man#Steelmanning
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_charity
Reala 1 month ago#9
Who was trying to get a hold of her? It just says a text was sent to her work phone about isolation.
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Halo_Forever 1 month ago#10
Block that Kick posted...
The Seiska magazine said it spoke to witnesses who saw her dancing at the Butchers club, where she stayed until 04:00.

I have to point out that Seiska magazine is politely said not a reliable publication, it is a lowest-tier gossip rag.
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