From Keflavík International Airport.

Icelandair Transported 73,000 Passengers in July

7 Aug During the month of July, Icelandair transported roughly 73,000 passengers, compared with only 18,494 in June.

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Border Testing to Continue in Iceland

7 Aug At a press conference yesterday, Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason revealed that deCode Genetics has offered to assist Landspítali National University Hospital with border testing of passengers for the coronavirus by analyzing part of the samples collected.

From the press conference.

Active Cases in Every Part of Iceland

6 Aug Four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iceland yesterday.

Róbert Wessmann, CEO and founder of Alvotech.

Icelandic Biopharmaceutical Company Alvotech Signs Huge Contract with Teva

6 Aug A collaboration agreement, one of the largest business contracts ever made with an Icelandic company, has been signed between the Icelandic biopharmaceutical company Alvotech and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

The tent at Suðurlandsbraut 32.

Mild or No Symptoms of COVID-19 Are Common

5 Aug Compared to this spring, when the COVID-19 pandemic reached a peak in Iceland, people who these days test positive for the coronavirus do more frequently have no or mild symptoms of the disease.

Tourists are back at Strokkur.

Border Testing Reaching Maximum Capacity

4 Aug More than 2,000 people a day have been tested for the coronavirus at Icelandic borders for the past two days.

ORF is known for its BIOEFFECT skin care products.

Icelandic Biotech Firm Receives Large European Grant

1 Aug The Icelandic biotechnology company ORF Genetics has been awarded a EUR 2.5 million grant from the Grant Management Services of the European Commission.

Eleven New Domestic Cases of COVID-19 in Iceland

31 Jul The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is still rising in Iceland.

When to Use Face Masks in Iceland

31 Jul Among new requirements taking effect in Iceland today, aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19, is the use of face masks when using public transportation.

Kári Stefánsson, forstjóri Íslenskrar erfðagreiningar.

Sequence Analysis Suggests Further Spread of Coronavirus

30 Jul Sequence analysis of samples from individuals infected with COVID-19 in Iceland has revealed one more case that includes a variant of the SARS-CoV-2, similar to the one already found in three unrelated groups of people.

Three people died in the fire.

House Fire Investigation Continues

29 Jul More than 20 witnesses have been questioned with regard to the June 25 Reykjavík house fire at Bræðraborgarstígur 1, in which three people lost their lives, reports.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics.

Swift Reaction Needed to Contain Spread of COVID-19

29 Jul Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics, expects restrictions on public gatherings to be tightened in Iceland, due to a cluster of infections that has developed in recent days.

Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir.

Hold Off on Hugging in Iceland

28 Jul Due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Iceland in recent days, the easing of restrictions on public gatherings, originally planned for August 4, will be postponed until August 18.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics.

deCode ‘Detectives’ Determined to Solve COVID-19 Riddle

28 Jul Trying to solve the riddle of how new variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) were carried to Iceland involves a thorough investigation.

Tourists in Þingvellir National Park.

Increased Interest in Visiting Iceland

27 Jul Since July 16, when German tourists were exempted from coronavirus testing at Icelandic borders, their interest in visiting Iceland has increased.


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