Monday 18 May 2020

Finland coronavirus death toll is 300

Finland's Coronavirus Covid-19 death toll has reached 300. Finland has total confirmed virus cases of 6,380.

Finland (one of the world’s best-funded welfare states) is having difficulties with the virus. The fallout of the Coronavirus Covid-19 triggers mass unemployment.

Finland’s system of jobless benefits can’t cope with the sudden surge in demand, the country’s biggest unemployment fund, YTK, said.

A large number of Finns may have to wait until next year to get their first benefit payment, YTK said.

Benefit applications take time to be processed. YTK is expecting "a flood" of more than 100,000 applications through April. That’s double the number it would process during an average year. Even if it triples staff, people would still face a three-month wait for their jobless benefit, YTK said. That exceeds the legal limit of 30 days.

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Total Global Confirmed Cases: 4,795,941

Countries with most Confirmed Cases:

1,506,732 USA
290,678 Russia
247,706 United Kingdom
245,595 Brazil
231,606 Spain
225,886 Italy
180,051 France
176,551 Germany
150,593 Turkey
122,492 Iran
100,340 India
94,933 Peru
84,054 China
79,411 Canada
57,345 Saudi Arabia
55,559 Belgium
49,219 Mexico
46,059 Chile
44,341 Netherlands
42,125 Pakistan

1 comment:

  1. Looks like Finland can't process benefit applications normally. Another way to do it is auto approved and just send it out. Maybe now is not the time for processing and evaluation. That would be kind of like Canada's CERB benefit of $2,000/month. It is just sent out. Later, they figure out who was not supposed to get it. They might ask to return it after a few months or years.