Picking up 17 Tons of Medical Supplies

News Tagged with “Healthcare”
The Alvogen headquarters.

Shipment of Antimalarial Drug Has Arrived

7 Apr The 50,000 packages of Chloroquine, purchased from India by the pharmaceutical company Alvogen, arrived in Iceland yesterday.

Health care workers, boarding the Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter.

Healthcare Workers Sent to West Fjords

7 Apr “We have what we need for now,” Gylfi Ólafsson, CEO of Westfjords Healthcare Institute tells Morgunblaðið, speaking of healthcare workers who were sent to the West Fjords yesterday.

Karl G. Kristinsson, yfirlæknir sýkla og veirufræðideildar Landspítalans.

‘Incredible Day’ for Screening

27 Mar The supply of swabs in Iceland for testing for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 suddenly grew by more than 20,000 yesterday.

Flight Attendants and Farmers Join Fight against COVID-19

25 Mar The list of health care workers ready to step in, should their services be needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, has grown to include 680 people.

The Icelandic Industry Building.

Wheels of Icelandic Industry Turn Slowly

24 Mar As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, every industry in Iceland is experiencing a slowdown.

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason and Director of Health Alma Möller.

Number of COVID-19 Cases Climbs to 109

12 Mar At a press conference this afternoon, health authorities revealed that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Iceland has reached 109.

Landspítali National University Hospital, Fossvogur.

Five Critical Care Nurses Infected with COVID-19

9 Mar Five critical care nurses, who work at Landspítali National University Hospital in Fossvogur, have contracted COVID-19.

Authorities Fear Strike’s Effect on Public Health

5 Mar In light of the situation caused by COVID-19, health authorities in Iceland are urging those engaged in wage negotiations to do all in their power to find ways to end ongoing strikes and prevent ones that are planned to begin on Monday.

Ten Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed

5 Mar Ten additional cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, were confirmed in Iceland yesterday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 26.

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.

Health care worker in Garðabær, wearing protective clothing.

The Risk Is Real

27 Feb “The risk that COVID-19 will be carried to Iceland is real, and what happens next mainly depends on how well other nations manage to protect themselves against the virus.”

The container, intended for those who may be infected with COVID-19.

Container for People Potentially Infected with COVID-19

26 Feb Landspítali National University Hospital has taken a container into use, which has been installed beside the emergency room in Fossvogur, Reykjavík, intended for people potentially infected with COVID-19.

Protective personal equipment is in place at all capital area health clinics.

Ready for Novel Corona Virus

4 Feb Due to the threat of the novel coronavirus, personal protective equipment is in place at all health clinics in the Reykjavík capital area.

From Keflavík International Airport.

Airport Employees in Keflavík Use Masks

31 Jan Some employees at Keflavík International Airport have begun using face masks and rubber gloves at work, due to the threat of the novel coronavirus.

From the coordination center.

Coordination Center Prepares for Novel Coronavirus

31 Jan The coordination center of the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management in Skógarhlíð, Reykjavík, has been activated for planning, due to the outbreak in numerous countries of the novel coronavirus.


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