1st week in Lohja escaping coronavirus is over. Actually the week went really fast as I had quite much to do because of my work. Besides my work I have had nice walks during the day around the cottage early in the morning, sometimes during lunch time and also after the work. And of course my camera with me.
I live in Espoo, but have a second home in Lohja where I usually spend my free time. I arrived here 8th of March as I had couple of days vacation. On Friday 10th of March the Coronavirus status changed and government recommended people to stay and work at home if possible.
As I have the possibility to work remote, I decided to stay in Lohja. Reason for staying here is that the cottage is located in a peaceful area where I am surrounded by animals, beautiful landscape and birds, but no people. And the hospital is only 3-4 kilometers away from my cottage, so there is medical help available in case that is needed.
My week in Lohja with some pictures:
16th of March
16.3. Finland closes schools, declares state of emergency over coronavirus
16.3. THL director: Number of corona cases in Finland may be 20-30 times higher than official count
17th of March
17.3. Analysis: Coronavirus could put 6,000 in hospital
17.3. Coronavirus ordeal to last into summer at least, expert says
17.3. Etla: Coronavirus could shrink Finnish economy up to 5%
17.3. Tuesday’s papers: Finland shuts down
19th of March
19.3. “My social life is 100% gone”: Sheltering from coronavirus in Finland
20th of March
20.3. Multiple coronavirus cases linked to Lapland, ski resorts to close next week
20.3. President Niinistö urges elderly to socially distance themselves
20.3. Finland announces €15bn support package to prop up economy
21st of March
21.3. THL confirms first coronavirus death in Finland
21.3. Good news: Less traffic improves Finland’s air quality;
During one week the news regarding coronavirus has developed from closing schools to the first death in Finland. You can read more from the coronavirus epidemia in Finland HERE.
All in all, the epidemic situation is developing in Finland, spring is coming and I am going to stay in my cottage together with my fiancé and two Norwegian cats. I am going out, but staying around the cottage.