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Infected man forced into isolation

18.01.2021 - 15:32
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Police this weekend physically took a man, who tested positive for COVID-19 upon entry into Iceland, to the quarantine centre in Reykjavík. The man had been openly ignoring the order to isolate.

Saturday evening and night were mostly unremarkable for the capital region police. There were several cases of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including one who was held overnight after causing an accident. There were five physical violence cases reported, with four arrests, though no serious injuries. One was arrested breaking into cars in central Reykjavík.

The most noteworthy incident was the man who tested positive for COVID-19 upon his recent return to Iceland, but refused to isolate. He was taken, in person, by police in protective gear, to the Red Cross quarantine centre.

With contagion data still looking relatively good within Iceland, it is hoped the incident will not have wider consequences. No new cases were diagnosed domestically on Saturday for the first time since early September. Border testing has, meanwhile, uncovered between four and 26 cases every day so far this year.

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