From the press conference.

Active Cases in Every Part of Iceland

6 Aug Four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iceland yesterday.

The tent at Suðurlandsbraut 32.

Mild or No Symptoms of COVID-19 Are Common

5 Aug Compared to this spring, when the COVID-19 pandemic reached a peak in Iceland, people who these days test positive for the coronavirus do more frequently have no or mild symptoms of the disease.

Health care workers, waiting to board Norræna last week.

Passengers Tested On Board Norræna Ferry

2 Jul The ferry Norræna came to harbor in Seyðisfjörður around 11 o’clock this morning, carrying 600 passengers.

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Suggesting Two Tests for Icelanders

2 Jul “For many months to come, even a year, or possible longer, we will need to live with restrictions and a different kind of mindset, due to the coronavirus.”

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Unclear When Restrictions Will Be Eased

30 Jun Plans to ease restrictions on public gatherings in Iceland on July 13 will likely be delayed.

From yesterday's press conference.

Will Some Countries Be Exempt from Testing?

23 Jun Icelandic health authorities are considering the possibility of exempting passengers from certain countries from being tested for COVID-19 at ports of entry.

From yesterday's meeting.

Nurses’ Strike Averted

22 Jun A nurses’ strike, set to begin at 8 am in Iceland today, was averted last night.

Head of the Icelandic Nurses' Association, Guðbjörg Pálsdóttir.

Can Testing at Airport Continue if Nurses Go on Strike?

12 Jun Nurses in Iceland are planning to go on strike June 22, unless an agreement be reached by then in their wage negotiations with the state.

‘The Most Beautiful Picture Possible’

29 May “This is the most beautiful picture possible at present.”

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics.

Less than One Percent Has Antibodies to Coronavirus

29 May Aside from those Icelanders whose COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, 0.9 percent of the Icelandic nation has developed antibodies to the novel coronavirus.

Testing Passengers is Doable but Capacity Limited

27 May At a meeting yesterday, the Icelandic government agreed to continue preparations for the screening of passengers for the novel coronavirus upon arrival, beginning June 15.

Chief Superintendent Víðir Reynisson and Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Up to 200 People Allowed to Gather as of May 25

14 May At yesterday’s press conference, Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason announced that he would recommend to Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir that bars in Iceland be allowed to reopen May 25.

Fifth Day of No New COVID-19 Cases in Iceland

12 May No new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iceland today, the fifth day in a row.

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

Antibody Testing Begins in Iceland

12 May The collection of blood samples to be used for antibody tests for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has begun in Iceland.

Two New COVID-19 Cases in Iceland

8 May Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Iceland yesterday.


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