Police at the scene yesterday.

One in Police Custody Following Attack on Students

two days ago One teenager was remanded in custody yesterday afternoon, following an attack on students in Borgarholtsskóli secondary school, Reykjavík, which left six people injured.

Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson, with his wife Sylwia Gretarsson Nowakowska.

Icelander Receives World’s First Transplant of Both Arms and Shoulders

two days ago A 48-year old Icelandic man, Guðmundur Felix Grétarson, became the first patient in the world yesterday to undergo transplant surgery of both arms that includes the shoulders.

From the scene.

Six Injured After Attack on Students

14 Jan Six persons were transported to the emergency room of Landspítali National University Hospital yesterday afternoon, following an attack on students at Borgarholtsskóli secondary school in Grafarvogur, Reykjavík.

Healthcare workers, ready to test arriving passengers for the coronavirus at Keflavík International Airport.

Quarantine Required for Children Arriving in Iceland

13 Jan Starting today, January 13, children born in 2005 or later are required to go into quarantine, along with their parents or guardians, upon arrival in Iceland.

Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir.

Some Restrictions Eased in Iceland Today

13 Jan Some restrictions on public gatherings in Iceland were eased today, and the new rules will be in effect through February 16.

The box containing the Moderna vaccine has arrived.

First Doses of Moderna Vaccine Arrive in Iceland

12 Jan Twelve hundred doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the US pharmaceutical company Moderna arrived in Iceland from Belgium early this morning.

Heilbrigðisstarfsfólk í Flugstöð Leifs Eiríkssonar.

What Happens If Passengers Refuse to Be Tested at Border?

12 Jan Possible changes to a regulation regarding border testing for the coronavirus in Iceland are being examined.

Móskarðshnjúkar peaks in Esja mountain.

Accidents Due to Unsafe Ice on Lake and Icy Mountain Slopes

11 Jan Unsafe ice on lakes and icy mountain slopes caused several accidents over the weekend.

Iceland’s Talks Not Limited to Pfizer

11 Jan Icelandic officials have not only been engaged in talks with Pfizer, but with other pharmaceutical companies as well regarding a research project which would involve vaccinating about 60 percent of the Icelandic nation.

Will Bird Flu Spread to Iceland?

9 Jan Bird flu, or avian influenza, is spreading fast in Europe and, as a result, there is a phase one alert in Iceland.

Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir.

Easing of Restrictions Planned for January 13

8 Jan There are plans to ease restrictions on public gatherings in Iceland, beginning January 13.


Identical Twins Not Completely Identical

8 Jan Scientists at deCode Genetics have discovered that monozygotic twins, that is, twins developed from a single fertilized ovum, are not completely identical.

Yellow alerts take effect early tomorrow morning.

Blizzard and Violent Storm Tomorrow

8 Jan The Icelandic Met Office has issued yellow weather alerts, effective tomorrow, for the following regions: Northeast Iceland, East Iceland, the East Fjords and Southeast Iceland.

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Wants Double Testing to Be Mandatory

7 Jan Chief Epidemiologis Þórólfur Guðnason has suggested to Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir that all arriving passengers in Iceland be required to be tested twice for the coronavirus.


Town of Akranes Covered in Cement

6 Jan When residents of Akranes, West Iceland, woke up yesterday morning, a layer of cement covered their houses and cars.




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