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 in a popular Helsinki nightclub on Monday.
According to the Prime Minister, her entourage initially told her that even though she was in contact with the victim, the existing corona virus-related orders did not need to isolate her.
“I should have been more prudent and should have reconsidered the guidelines given to me. I’m so sorry I did not understand why I had to do that,” the Social Democrat leader apologized on Facebook.
A poll commissioned by the MTV3 television channel said two-thirds of those polled said it was “a big mistake” to leave.
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.
Opposition groups called for the beleagured PM to resign. The phone she was working on was lying at home.
Social media posts like he was posing with friends or promoting fashion jewelry had already scolded him.
In October, he responded to criticism by quoting a Finnish pop hit on Instagram: “Hey boom-boom-boomer, put ice cream in your hat (Finnish expression to say the least, editor’s note) and keep your blood cool”.
“I represent the younger generation,” he said, justifying the prime minister on public television Yle, “which reflects the way I work and live.”