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Many Cases of Coronavirus Exposure Detected among Students in Higher Education in Turku

Several coronavirus exposures have been detected in Turku among students. So far, the new cases seem to be concentrated to specific places.

We want to remind everyone, regardless of which city they study in, of the importance of keeping contacts to a minimum, using face masks and making continuous efforts to prevent the spread of the disease.

We will gather information about, for instance, conversational support, and other services on the web page: www.abo.fi/covid19

The Student Health Service, the Study Psychologists and University Chaplains at ÅAU, and Nyyti are also available for support.

City of Turku communicable disease authorities have been tracking chains of infection. Tracking work is still ongoing. The number of infections and exposures is likely to increase still.

Significant infection clusters have been detected in the following locations:

  • Turku Student Village, several locations on both the eastern and western side
  • Retrodom in Luolavuori, owned by the City of Turku
  • Student apartments of Turku Student Village in Krööpilänkatu, Varissuo

Persons who have tested positive for coronavirus have also been to the following locations:

  • Old Irish Bar on 6 March
  • Espresso House Hansa on 7 March
  • Educarium Campus Sport Gym on 11 March
  • Turku Student Village sauna on 11 March
  • Turku International School on 12 March

The coronavirus prevention bus offers coronavirus testing in the Student Village on Saturday 20 March and Sunday 21 March between 11 am and 2 pm at Inspehtoorinkatu 3 C. The bus offers testing free of charge without a referral. The Finnish Red Cross supports this work.

Åbo Akademi University’s instructions regarding the coronavirus can be found on: www.abo.fi/covid19