From Iceland — RVK Newscast #127: One COVID-19 Death & A Heat Record

Valur Grettisson
Photo by
Art Bicnick

One man died from COVID-19 at the end of August in the biggest wave ever of COVID-19 in Iceland. This happened after the Icelandic government relaxed all domestic restrictions at the end of June. Currently, restrictions have been reinstated with a gathering ban of 200, among other guidelines.

Also, air traffic controllers are likely to go to strike on Tuesday, which will disrupt international flight that day. And finally, the hottest day since the 1930s was recorded yesterday.

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Walking tours of Reykjavík are scheduled in August with Valur and Bjartmar Alexandersson, (co-presenter of The Icelandic Perspective), as your guides. If you want to meet the guys – and Pollý – click this link.

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