27 Percent of Icelanders Are Obese

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Dóra Ólafsdóttir celebrated her birthday by going to a café, where this picture was taken.

Oldest Living Icelander Turns 109

7 Jul 2021 Dóra Ólafsdóttir, the oldest living Icelander, turned 109 yesterday, July 6.

Could Fish Oil Product Prevent Viral Infection?

3 Dec 2020 “The results show us that that the effectiveness is considerable, and the next step will be to test the effectiveness on people.”

Tax on Sugary Foods Suggested to Improve Public Health

27 Nov 2020 A task force appointed by the Icelandic minister of health has turned in suggestions for an action plan, where economic incentives would be used to improve public health.

Case of Scrapie Confirmed in North Iceland

27 Oct 2020 A case of scrapie was confirmed in a sheep on the farm Stóru-Akrar in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, last week.

Sweden's Minister of Health Lena Hallengren.

Iceland to Purchase COVID-19 Vaccine through Sweden

21 Aug 2020 At yesterday’s press conference of Icelandic health officials, it was revealed that Swedish authorities would serve as an intermediary for the sale of COVID-19 vaccine to Iceland via a collaborative project of the European Union.

Seventeen New Domestic Cases of COVID-19 in Iceland

7 Aug 2020 Seventeen new domestic cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iceland yesterday, in addition to three active cases at the border.

Róbert Wessmann, CEO and founder of Alvotech.

Icelandic Biopharmaceutical Company Alvotech Signs Huge Contract with Teva

6 Aug 2020 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.

Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir.

Hold Off on Hugging in Iceland

28 Jul 2020 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.

Sixty Percent of Icelanders Are Very Happy

24 Jun 2020 Icelanders remain a happy nation, who continues to hold the Nordic record in the consumption of soft drinks.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics.

First deCode COVID-19 Findings Are In

16 Mar 2020 Screening for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 – a project initiated by deCode Genetics – is in full swing.

Taking it easy at home seems like the best option right now.

Ban on Public Gatherings in Effect in Iceland

16 Mar 2020 A four-week ban on public gatherings of more than 100 people took effect in Iceland at midnight.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCODE.

deCODE to Screen People for COVID-19

9 Mar 2020 Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCODE Genetics, has offered to screen people in Iceland, who are experiencing symptoms, for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.


Hotel in Reykjavík Converted into Quarantine

6 Mar 2020 Fosshotel Lind in Reykjavík, has been converted into a quarantine for tourists and others unable to be in quarantine at home during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Number of COVID-19 Cases Keeps Rising

5 Mar 2020 The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, keeps rising in Iceland.

A total of 230 samples have been analyzed in Iceland.

Total Number of COVID-19 Cases: 16

4 Mar 2020 There are now 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iceland.




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