Five unquarantined COVID cases

31.03.2021 - 12:11
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Eight people were diagnosed with COVID-19 domestically in Iceland yesterday, including five who were not already in quarantine. The chief epidemiologist says there are no known links between the people.

There are now 118 people in isolation with active infection, and 405 in quarantine. That number is down from 972 yesterday. The 14-day infection rate per 100,000 people stands at 19.1. 

Testing facilities will be open throughout the Easter holiday weekend and tests can be booked on heilsuvera.is. 

In related news, passengers arriving from countries coded as dark red on the European coronavirus infection map will have to spend their five-to-six days in quarantine between border tests at a quarantine centre. Fosshotel Reykjavík, the biggest hotel in the country, is among the facilities that will be used. The quarantine will be free of charge to begin with, but will cost arriving passengers 10,000 krónur per night from the 11th April, including food. 

Among further border changes set to come in from 1st April (tomorrow), children will undergo border testing for the first time, and people arriving with certificates of vaccination or recovery from the coronavirus will also be tested; though only once and without the need to quarantine. 

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