Icelandair’s Boeing 767-300 on April 19 transported over 18 tons of medical supplies from Shanghai to Iceland. Before landing at Keflavík, its flight path drew a heart over the national hospitals in the capital to show gratitude to our hard-working healthcare workers. For this extraordinary flight, 12 Icelandair crew members flew to China and loaded over 1000 boxes on board the plane. It was the third such flight in a week, from China to Iceland carrying medical supplies.
Iceland unites against COVID-19
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many countries are experiencing some rough turbulence, and Iceland is no exception. Confronting this health crisis has revealed new challenges, and has led to new ways of thinking and looking for solutions.
Iceland has been navigating these demanding times with the guidance of the Directorate of Health, the Chief Epidemiologist, and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. The wellbeing of the whole nation is a common goal, and official institutions are uniting with individuals in their efforts to achieve it.
The effects of the pandemic are serious, but there are ways to navigate through this situation and come out on the other side, more united and stronger. There will come a time when we can again enjoy the world as we know it.
Iceland is a place that has space for everyone and where the nature is as unique as the people. Today in Iceland we are uniting our efforts to overcome this crisis, and when you are ready to travel again, we will be ready to welcome you back. We miss you in Iceland.
In an attempt to control the outbreak and minimize the strain on the healthcare system, Iceland is implementing various measures. Iceland’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic has been widely covered in the media.
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