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US News Coronavirus: two French tourists contaminate around 100 Icelanders

15:45  25 september  2020
15:45  25 september  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Two French tourists responsible for the Sars-CoV-2 infection of around 100 Icelanders. This is the worst-case scenario facing the government of this country, which has been relatively spared from the pandemic for the past six months. The Vísir site reports that a couple of tourists visited the country in mid-August. The latter, tested positive for the coronavirus, should have observed a period of isolation to avoid any further contamination.

A rule they did not follow by frequenting two establishments in town, the Irishman Pub and the Brewdog Restaurant, both located in downtown Reykjavik. Those who do not respect the isolation imposed on people positive for coronavirus can be fined 150,000 to 250,000 ISK (900 to 1,500 euros), depending on the seriousness of the violation. A fine to which they will not be sentenced, as the local Grapevine website claims. The two tourists say they simply misunderstood the quarantine rules.

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“A hundred people or a little more”

Anyway, more than half of the new cases detected in the country, namely 196 people, would be linked to the two tourists. “Most of the infections in recent days have come from these two places. It's probably a hundred people or a little more, ”said chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason.

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