Nearly fifty quarantined after domestic Covid-19 transmission

Ásgeir Ingvarsson

mbl.is

Authorities have yet to fully determine how two people were able to contract the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Iceland.

As Iceland Monitor reported the two cases were confirmed last Thursday with contact tracing leading to dozens of people being required to self-quarantine.

One of the infected persons is a male in his twenties who participated in a sporting event in Hafnarfjörður last weekend. Close to forty people have been required to self-quarantine after having been in close proximity with the athlete. As the transmission route of the virus to the athlete is still unknown, at this stage, it is impossible to tell if he contracted the virus before, after or during the sporting event.

The other infected individual is in his thirties and contact tracing has led to less than ten people self-quarantining due to that particular case. Authorities suspect that the person caught the virus from people who had travelled to Iceland from abroad.

Mbl.is reports that there are presently 11 active cases of Covid-19 in Iceland and 108 people are in quarantine.

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