Seventeen New Domestic Cases of COVID-19 in Iceland

7 Aug 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 There are now 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iceland.

Some Avoid Quarantine

3 Mar There are examples of Icelanders having avoided quarantine after returning from Italy, by flying back home through London.

Investigation of Illness Focuses on Engines

29 Feb An investigation into the illness of several Icelandair flight attendants in January of last year currently focuses on the aircraft’s engines and their maintenance.

The container by Landspítali, intended for receiving those suspected of carrying COVID-19.

First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Iceland

28 Feb The first case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has been confirmed in Iceland.

COVID-19 has not yet been confirmed in Iceland, but it is expected to spread here.

Increased Anxiety in Iceland, due to Negative News

28 Feb A flood of negative news in Icelandic media lately has led to increased anxiety in society, states Óttar Guðmundsson, psychiatrist.

From the press conference yesterday.

Closing the Country Still an Option

28 Feb The option to close Iceland due to the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, is constantly being reassessed, in accordance with new risk assessments.


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