As of midnight tonight, Iceland will enforce more measures as their Covid-19 cases have spiked to 1.75x the previous winter peak. The record number of cases comes despite 78.2% of the population being fully vaccinated and with 18.7% already having a 3rd shot.
“Gatherings will generally be limited to 50 people, but events requiring rapid tests can have 500 people per compartment. Restaurants and bars will be allowed to remain open until 10 pm, and swimming pools, ski resorts, and gyms will operate at a 75% capacity. The regulations will remain in effect until Dec 8,” as reported by Iceland Review.
Rather than revisit the singular vaccine strategy in the face of clear failure to protect, 160,000 will be called in for their booster shot by the end of the year.