Ex-Finland president Martti Ahtisaari infected

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Martti Ahtisaari, the former Finnish president, UN diplomat and recipient of the 2008 Nobel Peace Price, has tested positive with the coronavirus.

The office of the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said Tuesday Ahtisaari, 82, was confirmed with the new coronavirus on Monday and he was doing fine “under the circumstances.”

No details were provided of how Ahtisaari became infected, but his wife was confirmed positive with coronavirus on Saturday.

Ahtisaari served as the Finnish head of state for one six-year term from 1994 until 2000.-AP