From Iceland — COVID-Cast #7: 20 Person Gathering Ban, Travel Restrictions & Parliament Infections


COVID-Cast #7: 20 Person Gathering Ban, Travel Restrictions & Parliament Infections

Published March 23, 2020

The start of a new week in Iceland comes with a whole host of new measures in the fight against COVID-19. Travel restrictions, a new 20 person gathering ban and the closure of swimming pools, sports centres, libraries and entertainment venues have all recently been announced. Today to discuss these changes, plus reports of infections in Parliament and redundancies at Icelandair, are Hannah Jane Cohen, culture editor and listings director at the Reykjavík Grapevine, and intern Poppy Askham.

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