Finland to Vaccinate Poll Workers Ahead of Local Elections
(Bloomberg) -- Finland’s government is preparing to start vaccinating election officials ahead of the April 18 countrywide local elections.
The plan is for poll workers above the age of 70 and those at a higher risk of falling severely ill from the coronavirus to get the vaccines, the government said late on Wednesday, citing preliminary deliberations. At-home voting will be made possible for those in quarantine and officials administering the at-home ballots would also be eligible for inoculation, the government said.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s cabinet is also planning to invoke some emergency powers on Friday after declaring a state of emergency last week, including allowing delays to non-urgent treatment and centralizing government communications.
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