06 March 2020 – Alert level in Iceland raised to emergency phase

This item is sourced from the CCCSL: CSH Covid-19 Control Strategies List co-ordinated by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Resource allocation
Sectors Involved: Emergency response mechanisms
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: On March 6, 2020 the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police raised the alert level of the response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak to emergency phase, following the confirmation of the first transmission within Iceland. This emergency phase activation has no significant impact on the public beyond those measures that had already been taken. However, this calls for response agencies and critical service providers to increase their preparedness activities.
Full details here: https://www.government.is/news/article/?NewsId=422e5545-5e45-11ea-9455-005056bc530c