Evaluating COVID-19 Movement Restrictions: A Finnish Case Study

Valtteri Wanne, Xiaolu Wang*, Anna Sell

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A case study has been conducted to substantiate the effects of the lockdown imposed on the Uusimaa area in Finland. In particular, the case study aims to find out if the Uusimaa lockdown has mitigated the spread of the coronavirus from Uusimaa to other parts of Finland. The study shows that after the lockdown was imposed, it took approximately two weeks before the daily count of new COVID-19 cases outside the Uusimaa area reached its peak and started to decrease. The phenomenon aligns with the findings of relevant studies that a peak in the curve of diagnosed cases of infection occurs 14 to 18 days from lockdown. It also emerges that the lifting of the lockdown on Uusimaa caused immediate outflowing mobility but did not result in an increased number of new cases in other parts of Finland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th Bled eConference
Subtitle of host publicationRESILIENCE THROUGH DIGITAL INNOVATION: ENABLING THE TWIN TRANSITION
EditorsAndreja Pucihar, Mirjana Kljajić Borštnar, Staša Blatnik, Roger W. H. Bons, Koen Smit, Marikka Heikkilä
PublisherUniversity of Maribor, University Press
Pages563-576
ISBN (Electronic)978-961-286-871-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2024
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event37th Bled eConference: Resilience Through Digital Innovation: Enabling the Twin Transition - , Slovenia
Duration: 9 Jun 202412 Jun 2024
Conference number: 37th
https://bledconference.org/

Conference

Conference37th Bled eConference
Abbreviated titleBled
Country/TerritorySlovenia
Period09/06/2412/06/24
Internet address

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • Movement restrictions
  • Non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • Visual analytics
  • Machine learning

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