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Finland's former presidential couple recovering from coronavirus


21:38, April 14, 2020

HELSINKI, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Finland's former President Martti Ahtisaari and his wife Eeva Ahtisaari are recovering from COVID-19, the Office of the President announced in a press release on Tuesday. 

Their "latest coronavirus samples have been proven negative and they continue to recover," the office said. Ahtisaari's infection was confirmed on March 24, and his wife's infection was reported on March 21.

The Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat reported on Tuesday that Eeva Ahtisaari had attended an International Women's Day concert at Helsinki Music Center on March 8. The concert had about 1,400 participants, and at least seven of them have tested positive for novel coronavirus infection after the event.

Martti Ahtisaari was Finland's 10th president and held office from 1994 to 2000. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, Finland had confirmed 3,161 coronavirus infections with 64 deaths and 75 cases being in intensive care, according to the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare.


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