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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker wearing a protective suit and a mask takes a swab sample for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a drive-through testing station in Salo, Finland August 18, 2020. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS. HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland warned on Thursday the COVID-19 pandemic was expanding again more rapidly in the country, after several months of relative calm, and was heading in an “alarming” direction. Finland’s 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants remained among the lowest in Europe at 15.5, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control data showed on Wednesday. But Finnish authorities said it was disquieting that the number ... Full story

24 September