Breaking: Gatherings capped at 200 and one-metre rule introduced

The Icelandic government has decided to introduce new restrictions to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Starting midnight tomorrow gatherings are limited to 200 individuals and people will be required to maintain physical distancing of at least one metre.

As part of the restrictions bars and clubs are required to close no later than midnight and to stop serving alcoholic beverages at 11 pm, Mbl.is reports.

Four weeks ago authorities lifted all restrictions on domestic activities while some controls at the border remained in place.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir spoke to members of the press following the government‘s meeting this evening and informed them that the new restrictions will be in place until August 13th. ai@mbl.is

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