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Thirty Hospital Employees with COVID In Isolation

Thirty employees of Iceland’s National University Hospital have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are in isolation, Vísir reports. One hundred and seventy-six employees are in quarantine, including hospital CEO Páll Matthíasson and Assistant CEO Anna Sigrún Baldursdóttir.

Around sixty operations have had to be postponed due to the situation, although all urgent operations, such as cancer-related procedures, are being prioritized and going forth as scheduled.

In addition to those in quarantine, about 40 other hospital staff members were called in for COVID-19 testing on Thursday. Two outpatient wards will operate at a minimal level so as to redirect resources into the hospital’s COVID ward. This reconfiguration is expected to be in place through the weekend.

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