The Finnish government has today 12th March given instructions to cancel public events of over 500 attendees in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The capacity of any of the Helsinki Cine Aasia festival film screenings does not surpass this threshold*. As such and in light of the current government instructions, Helsinki Cine Aasia will go ahead as planned from 12th March until Sunday 15th March.
*** Update, 13th March: The City of Helsinki has recommended limiting public events to a maximum of 100 visitors. In line with the instructions Helsinki Cine Aasia will also limit the maximum capacity of single screenings to maximum 100 people. ***
All festival visitors are requested to pay special attention to washing their hands and other ways of minimising the risk of spreading the virus. During this time, spaces and surfaces at Korjaamo will be cleaned with greater frequency than normal. If you are feeling ill, you should stay at home. Those who have concerns about the illness and have bought advance tickets to the festival can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helsinki Cine Aasia will follow the instructions given by officials, and inform festival visitors as necessary.
*Maximum capacities at the festival: Korjaamo Elokuvasali 122, Kulmasali 130, Korjaamo lobby 80, Orion 222, Kino Regina 250.