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Prime Minister of Finland stepped out after adviser tested positive for COVID: reports

  • The Prime Minister of Finland was clubbed after 3 a.m. last weekend, according to local reports.
  • Earlier, she was told that a counselor had tested positive for COVID-19 and that she did not need to self-quarantine.
  • But later that night, she missed a text saying she should avoid social interactions.

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin was out clubbing after 3 a.m. last weekend, hours after a counselor she had been in contact with tested positive for COVID-19, according to local reports.

Finnish magazine Sieska reported On Wednesday, Marin, 36, was at the Butchers nightclub in the nation’s capital, Helsinki on Saturday.

Earlier in the evening, she was informed by phone that she had been exposed to COVID-19 after her foreign minister tested positive for the virus, according to the Iltalehti newspaper. reported Tuesday.

Marin told the outlet that she was instructed not to quarantine and that no “special measures” would be taken because she was fully vaccinated.

But Marin later missed a text on her work phone – which wasn’t with her for the evening – saying that she should in fact avoid social interactions, the Helsingin Sanomat the newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Marin saw the message on Sunday and immediately took a COVID-19 test, which came back negative, the BBC reported.

The prime minister’s office told government officials to avoid contact with others after receiving notice of the exhibition, according to a screenshot of the guidelines included in Iltalehti’s report.

In one Facebook Post, Marin said she did not question the initial information given to her during the phone call as it matched what was told to her citizens, but apologized for not to have isolated.

“I should have been more considerate on Saturday night… I’m so sorry,” she said.