Lack of Staff at Iceland’s National Hospital

Tómas Guðbjartsson, professor and chief physician at Landspítali National University Hospital, contradicts Minister of Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson, who recently stated in an interview on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós that there have been no layoffs at the hospital since 2009.

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Doctors in Iceland Go on Strike

Doctors in the Icelandic Medical Association, including general practitioners, began a strike at midnight last night. At the healthcare center in the suburb of Efra-Breiðholt, where there are usually eight doctors, there will only be one doctor working today and tomorrow and they will only tend to emergency cases.

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Pollution Warning in Höfn: Keep Kids Inside

The Civil Protection Department advises people living in and around Höfn, Southeast Iceland, to drive their children to school today and to keep the children inside during breaks because of extreme sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun.

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Seventh Sequences Art Festival Announced

Biannual visual art festival Sequences will be held for the seventh time in Iceland April 10-19, 2015. Alfredo Cramerotti has been announced as the curator of Sequences VII, taking over from Markús Þór Andrésson. Preparations are said to be going well.

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