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  • There's a country in Europe where social distancing is said to come naturally to its citizens because culturally they already did it anyway.

  • Finland on Did it shows.

  • While many countries is struggling with the second wave of infections, Finland has largely stopped coronavirus in its tracks.

  • It currently has the lowest level of new reported cases in Europe.

  • Personal space and solitude, a part of their culture.

  • So says you Holocaust can n a teacher in the capital.

  • We as things we we do it anyway.

  • In a way, we don't see it.

  • If there's a free seat, doubles it on a bus, then we sit on the free doubles it and thats like like natural social distancing for us.

  • And it's, I think it's how we are brought up in the culture that we live in living and were quite quite happy about it.

  • And personally, I don't mind.

  • I'm the same.

  • I take the free seat in the bustle in the train and mind my own business.

  • So as of Sunday, the race of infection per 100,000 inhabitants stood at about 54 people.

  • The average on the continent is way higher at 576.

  • The fact that Finland is in a remote Nordic location and has one of the lowest population densities on the continent also play in its favor.

  • But according to a Eurobarometer poll, 73% of Finnish respondents said they found the first waves confinement measures had been very or fairly easy to cope with.

  • 23% actually considered the rules quote even an improvement to their daily life.

  • Director of the Finnish Association for Mental Health, Christian Walbeck said many have enjoyed spending more time in nature.

  • We like to be in solitude to wandering the forests and swimming the lakes.

  • So many things have actually enjoyed that they have been able to move away from the cities.

  • They don't have to go to the crowded shopping centers, but they can enjoy peaceful nature.

  • Finland also had Europe's highest rate of remote working back in April during the first wave, 60% according to a euro found study on of a population of 5.5 million, 2.5 million downloaded the government's contact tracing app to their phones.

There's a country in Europe where social distancing is said to come naturally to its citizens because culturally they already did it anyway.

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Finland's great at social distancing, and it shows

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/19
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