Over the next two days, Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason aims to submit a proposal on social restrictions to the Ministry of Health. Proposed changes to the regulations will not be presented to the public until after the weekend.
Current restrictions in effect until September 17
Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason aims to submit a proposal on social restrictions regarding COVID-19 to Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir this weekend, RÚV reports. As there is no cabinet meeting scheduled for today, proposed changes to the regulations will not be presented to the public at this time.
The current restrictions, which, among other things, involve a public-gathering limit of 200 people, were adopted on August 28 and will be in effect until September 17.
Determined to ease restrictions
Earlier this week, Svandís Svavarsdóttir stated that it was clear that the government would ease restrictions on public gatherings. Nonetheless, Svandís remarked that she would await new proposals from the Chief Epidemiologist, which would then be discussed by the cabinet before any decisions were made.
After a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation, and Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, Minister of Justice, stated that they wanted to take a step toward “normal life” as soon as possible.