Restrictions Eased in Three Ways, Starting Nov. 18

Vala Hafstað

Starting November 18, disease prevention rules in Iceland will be eased in three ways, reports. This was just announced by Health Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir.

As before, the maximum number of people allowed to gather will be ten.

The changes include the following:

First, hair salons will be allowed to open again, as well as barber shops and massage parlors.

The second change involves permitting children’s sports to resume - contact as well as non-contact sports.

Finally, the maximum number of students per room in secondary schools will be increased to 25.

The new rules will remain in effect through December 1.

A total of eight new domestic cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iceland yesterday. Six of the people diagnosed were not in quarantine. There are currently 61 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, two of them in intensive care. The 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 98.2. 

For the latest figures on COVID-19, go to




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