Covid-19 is now on every continent as Antarctica records its first outbreak

Antarctica has recorded its first Covid-19 case na 36 people tested positive on a research base, according to a statement released by the Chilean Army.

The news marks an unfortunate milestone in the global fight against coronavirus, as until this week, Antarctica was the last continent free from the virusgrip.
Op Sondag, the General Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme Base, a Chilean research base located on Antarctica’s northernmost Trinity Peninsula, confirmed that 26 army personnel and 10 civilians working as contractors on the base tested positive with Covid-19.
The outbreak comes after at least three people tested positive for Covid-19 on a military vessel that had been supplying logistical support to the O’Higgins base between November 27 en Desember 10.
    They were tested after two military personnel tested positive for the virus after disembarking at Chile’s Punta Arenas port on December 10, according to a statement from the Chilean Navy.
    Almal 208 crew members were given coronavirus tests last Wednesday, with three positive Covid-19 cases identified.
    The Sargento Aldea is now inpreventive quarantine,” lui die verklaring.
      Personnel on the O’Higgins base have been isolated and areconstantly monitored with the support from the Health Authority of the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region, achieving so far a favorable diagnosis and without any complications associated with COVID-19 by our staff,” according to the Chilean Army statement.
      The Army added that they have anunconditional commitment to safeguard the health of its members.

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