Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir revealed on Facebook that she is now in what is known as “special precaution” after her youngest son tested positive for the coronavirus, according to an at-home test.
The family is currently awaiting the results of a PCR test; at-home tests are not always completely accurate, so it is highly advisable to follow up with a PCR. However, her son’s older brothers are now in quarantine, and she is in special precaution.
Furthermore, the news of the at-home test results came to light on Katrín’s birthday, but she appears to be taking it all in stride.
For the unfamiliar, special precaution entails following a set of guidelines to prevent the spread of infection, more so than the precautions advised for the general public. Adults who have been tripled vaccinated but have someone in their households who has been infected must use these guidelines.
Covid.is outlines that measures regarding special precaution are that it is preferable to “pay special attention to personal infection control, avoid crowded places unnecessarily and skip crowded events, be alert for symptoms and go for a PCR test if they are noticed,” and “let the workplace or school know that you are in special precaution.”
They add further that is preferable not to “have contact with vulnerable individuals, including the elderly and people with underlying diseases” or “be in crowded places unnecessarily or attend crowded events.”
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