“I should have been very prudent and should have reconsidered the guidelines given to me. I am so sorry I did not understand that I had to do it,” the young Social Democrat leader apologized.
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The Finnish prime minister faces criticism after spending a long evening at a nightclub on the weekend of December 4 while in contact with Kovit-19.
Channa Marin, 36, one of the world’s youngest leaders, had already apologized a few hours after a positive test by its foreign minister, Becca Havisto, following the publication of photos of her at a popular Helsinki nightclub on Monday.
According to the Prime Minister, although he was in contact with the victim, his entourage had initially told him that the existing Govt-19-related orders did not need to isolate him.
The 36-year-old Prime Minister of Finland goes clubbing without a mask until 4am https://t.co/CrPpvZlvl4
– TMZ (TMZ) December 6, 2021
“I should have used more judgment and reconsidered the directions given to me. I’m sorry I did not realize I had to do this.”, Social Democrat leader apologized on Facebook.
Opposition groups called for the beleagured PM to resign. The phone she was working on was lying at home.
Finland has the lowest incidence of the disease in Europe, currently at a record level in the Nordic country, with 300 cases per 100,000 people per day.