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Up to 13 Percent Unemployment Rate Forecast for April

The Directorate of Labor estimates that reported unemployment in Iceland was 7.5-8 percent in March, could reach 12-13 percent in April, and 11-12 percent in May.
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Up to 13 Percent Unemployment Rate Forecast for April

The Directorate of Labor estimates that reported unemployment in Iceland was 7.5-8 percent in March, could reach 12-13 percent in April, and 11-12 percent in May.

Passengers Claim Icelandair Lacks Customer Support

Several disgruntled Icelandair passengers have contacted Iceland Monitor, either through Facebook or email, describing their futile efforts to contact the airline for credit or refund during these trying times.
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Passengers Claim Icelandair Lacks Customer Support

Several disgruntled Icelandair passengers have contacted Iceland Monitor, either through Facebook or email, describing their futile efforts to contact the airline for credit or refund during these trying times.

Ban on Public Gatherings Might Be Extended

Health authorities in Iceland have publicly stated that a ban on public gatherings of more than 20 people, originally in effect through April 11, may be extended.
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Ban on Public Gatherings Might Be Extended

Health authorities in Iceland have publicly stated that a ban on public gatherings of more than 20 people, originally in effect through April 11, may be extended.

Icelandair and Government Sign Agreement

An agreement was signed Friday between Icelandair and the Icelandic State, in which Icelandair agrees to continue flying to Boston and either to London or Stockholm two days a week.
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Icelandair and Government Sign Agreement

An agreement was signed Friday between Icelandair and the Icelandic State, in which Icelandair agrees to continue flying to Boston and either to London or Stockholm two days a week.

Teddy Bear Hunt Has Spread to Iceland

Since a ban on public gatherings took effect in Iceland a couple of weeks ago, numeous families in the capital area have placed teddy bears and other stuffed animals in their window sills.
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Teddy Bear Hunt Has Spread to Iceland

Since a ban on public gatherings took effect in Iceland a couple of weeks ago, numeous families in the capital area have placed teddy bears and other stuffed animals in their window sills.

Herd Immunity Threshold Could Be Lowered in Iceland

An article published in Morgunblaðið today suggests that if health authorities succeed in their efforts to minimize the average number of individuals infected by each person with COVID-19, herd immunity will be able to stop the spread of the virus with a lo
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Herd Immunity Threshold Could Be Lowered in Iceland

An article published in Morgunblaðið today suggests that if health authorities succeed in their efforts to minimize the average number of individuals infected by each person with COVID-19, herd immunity will be able to stop the spread of the virus with a lower percentage of the population becoming infected than otherwise would be the case.

Discovery of 6,000 Swabs at Landspítali Is Huge Relief

About 6,000 swabs for testing for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 were discovered in the medical microbiology and virology department of Landspítali this morning.
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Discovery of 6,000 Swabs at Landspítali Is Huge Relief

About 6,000 swabs for testing for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 were discovered in the medical microbiology and virology department of Landspítali this morning.

Flight Attendants and Farmers Join Fight against COVID-19

The list of health care workers ready to step in, should their services be needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, has grown to include 680 people.
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Flight Attendants and Farmers Join Fight against COVID-19

The list of health care workers ready to step in, should their services be needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, has grown to include 680 people.

App to Trace Movements of Infected Icelanders

An app, intended to help health officials trace paths of COVID-19 infection and easily reach those who have been exposed to the virus, will likely be launched in Iceland early next week.
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App to Trace Movements of Infected Icelanders

An app, intended to help health officials trace paths of COVID-19 infection and easily reach those who have been exposed to the virus, will likely be launched in Iceland early next week.

Downtown Fire and Concrete Truck Theft Connected?

It has been reported that the 30-year-old man arrested Wednesday night in connection with the fire that erupted at Pablo Discobar, downtown Reykjavík, that night is the one who was arrested March 11 for stealing a concrete truck in Reykjavík and driving it
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Downtown Fire and Concrete Truck Theft Connected?

It has been reported that the 30-year-old man arrested Wednesday night in connection with the fire that erupted at Pablo Discobar, downtown Reykjavík, that night is the one who was arrested March 11 for stealing a concrete truck in Reykjavík and driving it at high speed against traffic, putting dozens of people in harm’s way.

Bright Days Ahead

Today, March 20, marks spring equinox, the day when night and day are about equally long in every corner of the Earth.
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Bright Days Ahead

Today, March 20, marks spring equinox, the day when night and day are about equally long in every corner of the Earth.

COVID-19 Update

The latest figures regarding the spread of COVID-19 in Iceland show that 409 cases of the disease have been confirmed.
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COVID-19 Update

The latest figures regarding the spread of COVID-19 in Iceland show that 409 cases of the disease have been confirmed.

New Quarantine Rule Does not Target Tourists

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason has announced that as of today, March 19, all Icelandic citizens and permanent residents of Iceland returning to Iceland from abroad must be quaranined for 14 days, regardless of where they are arriving from.
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New Quarantine Rule Does not Target Tourists

Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason has announced that as of today, March 19, all Icelandic citizens and permanent residents of Iceland returning to Iceland from abroad must be quaranined for 14 days, regardless of where they are arriving from.

Central Bank of Iceland Lowers Interest Rates

The Central Bank of Iceland announced yesterday that it is lowering interests rates by 0.50 percentage points in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Central Bank of Iceland Lowers Interest Rates

The Central Bank of Iceland announced yesterday that it is lowering interests rates by 0.50 percentage points in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.