Welcome back to Reykjavík Grapevine’s newscast! Today, editor-in-chief Valur Grettisson comes to you from Öskjuhlíð with his Chief Morale Officer, Pollý, and international man of mystery, cameraman Art Bicnick.
In the news today, Iceland is facing a reckoning after it has transpired that there have been a record number of gang rapes reported this year. There have also already been more reports of sexual assault this year than in 2020. The use of so-called ‘date-rape’ drugs also appears to be on the rise, although the police have not been able to find traces of such drugs in victims in Iceland.
After the lifting of restrictions recently, COVID-19 is once again getting worse. In particular the police force have been badly affected: seven police officers in the city area were diagnosed with COVID-19 and around 200 more are now in quarantine.
Finally, the FBI’s star witness in the Julian Assange case, Siggi the Hacker, is in custody, suspected of embezzling tens of millions of Icelandic krona from Icelandic companies.
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