State police civil protection chief Víðir Reynisson has tested positive for COVID-19. He is one of the "trinity" of people leading Iceland's response to the pandemic.
Víðir has been in quarantine since Monday after an infection was diagnosed in his close environment. He went for another test today, and received a positive result. He is now in isolation and says he is not experiencing symptoms at this time.
Because his test on Monday was negative, it is not considered necessary to place his close colleagues into quarantine. Head of the Directorate of Health Alma Möller and chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason both tested negative on Monday.
Víðir, Alma, and Þórólfur are the three people at the heart of Iceland's response to the coronavirus pandemic and Víðir has chaired their regular press conferences since the virus first reached Iceland at the end of February.
Víðir has twice been sent into quarantine during the pandemic.