Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

New Vaccination Data Shows Their Effectiveness Against Infection

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Iceland’s newest coronavirus wave, brought upon by the Delta variant, has many considerably worried, especially as most of the recently…

Poll: Socialists See Boosted Support, Ruling Coalition Weakening

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The results of a new poll from Maskína show some very interesting results, Vísir reports. Amongst these is that the…

COVID Roundup: 112 New Domestic Cases, Most Outside Quarantine

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112 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 80 were outside…

Both Those In Intensive Care Unvaccinated; Janssen Recipients Can Get Another Vaccine

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In the wake of today’s numbers on coronavirus infections and hospitalisations, it has come to light that the two people…

COVID Roundup: 118 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Numbers Subject To Update

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118 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. At a press…

COVID Roundup: 115 New Cases Yesterday, Monday’s Total Updated

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115 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected on yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Furthermore, Monday’s…

COVID Roundup: 96 New Domestic Cases

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96 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected on Friday, the pandemic response team revealed at a press conference…

COVID Roundup: Daily Infections Declining, Including Those Outside Quarantine

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While domestic coronavirus infections numbers over the weekend are troubling, two trends are appearing: the total number of infections declined,…

BREAKING: Government Announces New Domestic Pandemic Restrictions

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At a press conference held just moment ago, following a meeting of government ministers who discussed recommendations from Chief Epidemiologist…

COVID Roundup: 76 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Gov’t Press Conference At 16:00 Today

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76 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 46 of these…

First COVID Symptoms Can Also Be From Volcanic Pollution

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Some of the first symptoms of being possibly infected with the coronavirus also closely resemble the symptoms of volcanic air…

Chief Epidemiologist: Domestic Restrictions Can Be Expected Soon

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78 domestic cases of the coronavirus were recorded yesterday, 59 of whom were outside quarantine. The majority of those infected…

Chief Epidemiologist: New COVID Wave Is Here; Upcoming Festivals Uncertain

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Following yesterday’s news that there were 44 coronavirus cases in Iceland the day before—all but 38 of them domestic, with…

Syrian Family, Including Pregnant Mother And Young Child, Face Deportation

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A Syrian family, comprised of a father, pregnant mother and two-year-old child, have been informed by the Directorate of Immigration…

New Border Regulations In Effect On Monday

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Beginning on Monday, July 26th, slightly tighter restrictions will be in place for those visiting Iceland. The unvaccinated will, as…

Woman Ejected From Spa For Topless Bathing, Legal Questions Arise

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UPDATE: Sky Lagoon has now decided that they will allow topless bathing for all guests, regardless of gender. Dagný Pétursdóttir,…

MMR: Current Government Would Fall If Elections Were Held Today

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The ruling coalition—led by the Left-Greens with the support of the Independence Party and the Progressive Party—enjoys the support of…

Reykjavík Health Clinics Will No Longer Give Police Refugee Vaccination Certificates

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While it is still unclear whether or not Reykjavík Health Services (RHS) can give the police vaccination certificates to then…

Chief Epidemiologist: No New Domestic Restrictions, Border Measures Being Considered

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Chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason held a press conference at 11:00 in the wake of yesterday’s news that two of those…

Disgraced Musician Lawyers Up Against Accusers; Entrepreneur To Cover Their Legal Costs

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Ingólfur Þórarinssson, better known as musician Ingó Veðurguð, has hired lawyer Vilhjálmur H. Vilhjálmsson to file criminal complaints against some…

Half Of June’s Tourists Were From The US

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According the a new report from the Icelandic Tourist Board, departures from Iceland increased significantly between last May to last…

Tour Company, Unlicensed In Iceland, Posts Promo Video Featuring Possible Illegal Offroading

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A tour company offering package tours in Iceland posted, and later deleted, a promo video that features what may be…

Poll: Most Icelanders Still Want A New Constitution

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According to a new poll from Gallup, the majority of Icelanders want a new constitution, whether the one drafted by…

Pagans Growing The Most, Still Largest Non-Christian Denomination In Iceland

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The Ásatrú Society (Ásatrúarfélagið) is still the largest non-Christian denomination in Iceland, and has also grown the most in terms…

Poll: Conservatives Dip, Progressives See Gains

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A new poll from Market and Media Research, conducted from June 4th to June 14th, shows some intriguing shifts in…