Finland's President Niinisto, 73, examined in hospital due to COVID

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's President Sauli Niinisto is being examined in hospital due to his prolonged COVID-19 symptoms, the president's office said on Tuesday.

"The President of the Republic's condition is reasonably good," it said in a statement, adding he would continue to work remotely.

Niinisto, 73, tested positive for coronavirus a week ago on Tuesday.

Finland is in the middle of considering joining NATO and Niinisto plays a central role in the process, which is expected to come to a conclusion within weeks.

(Reporting by Anne Kauranen; Editing by Alex Richardson)