From Iceland — Reykjavík Newscast #5: Hurt Pride, Layoffs At Blue Lagoon And More


Reykjavík Newscast #5: Hurt Pride, Layoffs At Blue Lagoon And More

Published May 29, 2020

Photo by
Art Bicnick

Kári Stefánsson, the CEO of deCode Genetics, criticises the minister of health and called her arrogant. He has refused to participate in a COVID-test project at Icelandic borders on the 15th of June. Mostly because the minister didn’t thank the company for its help in the pandemic. The newest development is that Kári will probably change his mind.

Blue Lagoon laid off 403 people but will reopen on the 19th of June.

And the government says that it will take the state treasury five years to get back on its feet after the pandemic. And of course, Polly fetches balls and there was a tragic divorce downtown.

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