Over the weekend she, along with her husband Daði Freyr and their band Gagnamagnið, brought Iceland a fourth place finish at Eurovision with “10 Years”. That’s despite being put in isolation in their hotel following positive Covid tests among their delegation.
But now Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir has tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning from Eurovision.
Árný, who is 24 weeks pregnant, says she is feeling “healthy and happy” now that she’s back at home. She and husband Daði Freyr will remain in isolation during her recovery period.
Iceland: Daði Freyr’s wife Árný tests positive for COVID-19
The keytar player announced the news on Instagram on Monday.
“Ending this Eurovision trip by getting COVID myself. Feeling very healthy and happy to be back in my home country! Let’s continue to be careful for our health and for people around us.”
Indeed, both Árný and Daði appear to be in good health and spirits. The Gagnamagnið frontman also posted on his Instagram story that the pair may film a new music video for Daði’s EP Welcome.
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Eurovision 2021 coronavirus guidelines
All artists, press, delegations and fans attending Eurovision 2021 were required to provide a negative coronavirus test before entering Rotterdam Ahoy. Despite organisers making their best effort to keep those in attendance safe, some delegates did test positive during their time in The Netherlands.
As it happens, Árný is the second member of Gagnamagnið to test positive for COVID-19.
Prior to the second semi-final of Eurovision 2021, fellow keytar player Jóhann also contracted the virus. This forced the group into quarantine, resulting in Iceland having to participate using rehearsal footage instead of performing live.
But their remote performance didn’t have a negative impact on the band’s result. Against all odds, Daði og Gagnamagnið qualified from the semi-final and went on to place fourth in the grand final with 378 points.
All of us at wiwibloggs extend our best wishes to Árný and Jóhann while they recover and to the remaining members of Gagnamagnið while they remain in isolation.