According to RÚV, chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason thinks people can keep living openly without masks till the end of the summer, but he is also considering allowing people to get a second booster jab, due to the prevalence of a new Omicron variant.

Iceland removed all COVID limitations in February of last year. Ever since, approximately 70 persons have had positive test results for the coronavirus on average, however, Þórólfur believes the figure is actually greater, considering that relatively few people are now being tested.

Having said that, he asserts that immunity is generally extensive in Iceland, but there is always room for improvement. Individuals in care homes, those with underlying medical conditions, and those above 80 years have been told to get a fourth vaccination shot so far.

While there are currently no official strategies to begin fourth shots for everybody else, that may shift this autumn. According to Þórólfur, medical experts will review the situation and decide at that time.

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