First COVID-19 infections within Iceland
All of the infected people are described as having only mild symptoms.
The civil protection agency has responded to these first cases of domestic transmission by increasing its alert level to maximum.
The raised official alert will have no impact on daily life in Iceland.
It will mainly impact the way emergency services and public bodies work together, and also how some 200 important institutions and companies carry out their daily business.
There is no ban on public gatherings at this time and authorities encourage people to carry on their lives as normal, but add that regular hand washing and good hygiene are more important than ever. Public gatherings could be banned in the future if many more cases are recorded within Iceland.