From Iceland — Current Pandemic Restrictions Extended, Latest Coronavirus Numbers

Current Pandemic Restrictions Extended, Latest Coronavirus Numbers

Published January 11, 2022

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
John Pearson

Following a government meeting held this morning, Minister of Health Willum Þór Þórsson announced that the current pandemic restrictions, which were to end at midnight tonight, will be extended for another three weeks.

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Also bear in mind that there are new rules in place for isolation and quarantine.

In other news, sadly, Vísir reports our fourth death this year from the coronavirus, taking the total death toll in Iceland to the coronavirus up to 42.

Where daily figures are concerned, there were 1,191 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional 41 at the border.

744 are in border screening quarantine, with 10,326 in domestic quarantine and 9,732 in isolation. There are currently 41 people in hospital and seven in intensive care.

284,827 people aged 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of January 11th, comprising 91% of this age group. 167,726 have also received booster shots.

Getting a booster shot is a very straightforward process, with no barcode required. More information on that can be found here. For your first and second vaccination, you can sign up here.

As always, be sure to abide the domestic restrictions and border regulations.

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