Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir, following the government meeting.

COVID-19 Restrictions Eased in Iceland

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Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir.

Restrictions Expected to Be Eased Next Week

10 Sep A total of 25 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iceland yesterday.

Today Is World Suicide Prevention Day

10 Sep Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day.

More Nurses Needed in Iceland: OECD’s Numbers Disputed

2 Sep In a statement posted on its website yesterday, the Icelandic Nurses’ Association disputes figures provided by OECD in a recent study.

High Ratio of Doctors and Nurses in Iceland

1 Sep A new OECD study, including 32 countries, shows that Iceland ranks third in terms of the number of physicians and nurses per 1,000 inhabitants.

Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson, with his wife Sylwia Gretarsson Nowakowska.

Icelander Receives World’s First Transplant of Both Arms and Shoulders

15 Jan A 48-year old Icelandic man, Guðmundur Felix Grétarson, became the first patient in the world yesterday to undergo transplant surgery of both arms that includes the shoulders.


Vaccinations Begin in Iceland

29 Dec COVID-19 vaccinations began in Iceland  at 9 am this morning when four healthcare workers were vaccinated.

New Analysis Instrument Will Vastly Increase Testing Capacity

14 Dec A new, long-awaited analysis instrument for the Department of Microbiology at Landspítali National University Hospital arrived in Iceland last night.

Vast Majority of Icelanders Intends to Get Vaccinated

8 Dec About 92 percent of Icelanders are determined or likely to get vaccinated for COVID-19 once a vaccine becomes available.

Páll Ragnar Karlsson developed a method for collecting skin samples from diabetics.

Honored for Innovative Research on Pain

8 Dec An Icelandic medical scientist, Páll Ragnar Karlsson, PhD, received the Scientist Award of the Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) yesterday.

Solution Around the Corner

18 Nov If all goes well, the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine could arrive in Iceland within a few months.

From Landspítali National University Hospital.

About 300 Health Care Workers Ready to Lend a Hand

13 Oct Health care professionals in Iceland have answered the call to step in should their services be needed in the fight against COVID-19.

Guðmundur Fertram Sigurjónsson, CEO of Kerecis.

Using Fish Skin to Heal Wounds

10 Oct A highly successful biotech firm in the West Fjords of Iceland produces a product from fish skin that helps heal traumatic wounds.

A computer-generated image of the New National Hospital. The treatment center is in the middle of the picture.

New National Hospital to Start Rising in November

8 Oct Next month, the treatment center of a new national hospital will start rising on the lot by Landspítali National University Hospital.

Seventeen doctors have signed up for work at Landspítali, joining the fight against the coronavirus.

17 Doctors Join Fight Against COVID-19

6 Oct Seventeen doctors have answered the call from Hospital Director Páll Matthíasson to sign up for work at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík, to assist in the fight against COVID-19.

From the headquarters of DeCode Genetics.

DeCode Researches Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

6 Oct DeCode Genetics has begun researching the long-term effects of COVID-19.




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