Tax on Sugary Foods Suggested to Improve Public Health

27 Nov 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 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 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 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 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.

Some Avoid Quarantine

3 Mar 2020 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 2020 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.


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