No COVID decisions today until results are analysed
News of the meeting was confirmed by Jóhann K. Jóhannsson, the civil protection agency communications manager.
24 people are in isolation in Iceland with active COVID-19 infection, which is the highest number since the beginning of May. There appears to be a coronavirus outbreak underway in Akranes and deCODE genetics has agreed to start performing COVID-19 tests again. As of yesterday, contact tracers had been unsuccessful in tracing the origin of two of the 14 domestic transmissions that have been identified. They were still working, however.
Jóhann says a decision has not yet been made on whether there will be another civil protection press conference today. Such a press briefing was held yesterday afternoon, despite a message last week that there would be no more for a while. Kamilla Sigríður Jósefsdóttir (pictured above), deputy-chief epidemiologist, said at yesterday’s press conference that rules could be hardened up again in response to the new outbreak. Further relaxation of existing rules set for next week have already been postponed by two weeks, until at least 18th August.