Covid-19 ahora está en todos los continentes mientras la Antártida registra su primer brote

Antarctica has recorded its first Covid-19 case después 36 personas dieron positivo en una base de investigación, según un comunicado emitido por el Ejército de Chile.

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.
El domingo, 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 and December 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.
    Todos 208 crew members were given coronavirus tests last Wednesday, with three positive Covid-19 cases identified.
    The Sargento Aldea is now inpreventive quarantine,” la declaración decía.
      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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