Book lovers return to Finland's libraries

Users begin returning to Helsinki's iconic central library, Oodi, as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed on June 1st. Prior to the crisis the library received 9,000 visitors a day but in recent weeks has been open only for the public to pick up or drop off borrowed items. Libraries are a particularly valued institution in Finland, and alongside books Helsinki's central library also offers 3D printers, sewing machines and recording studios for free. From 1 June bars, restaurants, sports facilities and cultural sites are allowed to reopen in the Nordic nation which has so far registered 320 deaths and almost 7,000 infections of COVID-19.