Author: Andie Sophia Fontaine - The Reykjavik Grapevine

COVID Roundup: 36 Domestic Cases Over Past Three Days, 7 Outside Quarantine

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36 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday according to the latest data from…

New Border Law Passes Parliament

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In the early morning hours of April 22nd, after much debate, Parliament passed into law Iceland’s new pandemic response border…

COVID Roundup: 27 New Cases These Past Two Days, Nine Outside Quarantine At Diagnosis

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10 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All but one…

Politician Implies TV Host Breaking Journalist Guidelines For Expressing Opinion On Social Media

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Þórdís Pálsdóttir, a vice Reykjavík City councilperson for the Independence Party, believes that Gísli Marteinn Baldursson, himself a former Independence…

COVID Roundup: 12 Domestic Cases Yesterday, Two Outside Quarantine At Diagnosis

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12 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All but two…

Iceland’s New Border Policy: What It Means

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Yesterday’s announcement from the Icelandic government that they intend to enact a stricter pandemic response at the border has raised…

BREAKING: Prime Minister Announces Stricter Border Policy

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At a press conference held just moments ago, led by Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Minister…

Human Trafficking Survivor Facing Deportation Challenges Decision In Court

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Uhunoma Osayomore, an asylum seeker who fled human trafficking and violence in Nigeria and is now facing deportation from Iceland,…

Reporters Without Borders: Iceland Slips Down Press Freedom Ranking

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Iceland has moved from 15th to 16th place on Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) World Press Freedom Index for 2021, in…

IMF: Iceland’s Economy Is Too Dependent On Tourism

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A concluding statement of the International Monetary Fund visit to Iceland states that Iceland’s dependence on tourism to fuel its…

COVID Roundup: 21 Domestic Cases Yesterday, 3 Outside Quarantine At Diagnosis

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21 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. All but three…

Possible Return Of Quarantine Hotel, Poll Shows High Public Support

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The possibility of re-instating the quarantine hotel is now very real, in the wake of a new outbreak that has…

Russians In Iceland To Protest Against Navalny’s Treatment

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Russians living in Iceland, along with people from other countries, will meet in front of the Russian embassy in Reykjavík…

Poll: Centre Party Disappearing; Left-Greens And Conservatives See Support Rise

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The Centre Party is on the verge of polling low enough to not gain any seats in Parliament if elections…

COVID Roundup: 44 Domestic Cases Over The Weekend

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Forty four new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected over Friday, Saturday and Sunday according to the latest data…

Icelander Reportedly Blacklisted In China For Critical Article

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An Icelandic lawyer has reportedly been blacklisted by Chinese authorities for a critical article he wrote about real estate owned…

COVID Roundup: Four New Domestic Cases, One In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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Four new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Only one was…

350 Suggestions For Name For New Lava Field Submitted

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Erupting volcanoes create lava fields, and the burning question on the minds of many Icelanders is: what to name the…

Trans Icelandic Broad Cast #7: Protect Trans Kids

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Trans children have been made a hot subject of discussion lately, especially in the UK and the US, where numerous…

COVID Roundup: Zero Domestic Cases Yesterday

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No new domestic cases of the coronavirus was detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Two people are…

COVID Roundup: One New Domestic Case, In Quarantine At Diagnosis

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One new domestic case of the coronavirus was detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This person was…

Gas From Eruptions Reaching Reykjavík Area Today

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Gas pollution from the eruptions in Reykjanes will flow over the greater capital area today. Those with pre-existing respiratory conditions,…

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Refugees And Supporters Demonstrate Against Deportations To Greece

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Some 50 people assembled in front of Parliament yesterday to peacefully protest against deportations; in particular, to Greece. Many of…

COVID Roundup: Three Domestic Cases, All Outside Quarantine At Diagnosis

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Three new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. None were in…

COVID Roundup: One New Domestic Case Yesterday, Four In Total Over Weekend

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One new domestic cases of the coronavirus was detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. This person was…