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No Further Infections Detected With the Icelandic Eurovision Delegation

By Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir

Photo: Golli.

No further members of the Icelandic delegation for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam tested positive for the coronavirus yesterday, RÚV reports. The whole group was tested for the virus after a member of the Icelandic crew tested positive the previous day. The infected individual is not a member of the on-stage group.

The Icelandic delegation will be tested again on Wednesday and Thursday morning and if no further infections are detected, Daði and Gagnamagnið will perform at the jury show on Wednesday evening and the second semi-finals on Thursday night.

Head of the Icelandic delegation Felix Bergsson stated that the infection is a reminder to continue to be careful despite their vaccinations but the whole delegation was vaccinated before departing for the Netherlands. Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason has stated that the infection despite the vaccination does not surprise him, it occurred only 10 days after the individual in question received his shot of the Jansen vaccine but it takes two or three weeks for the vaccine to reach full efficacy.

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