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  • Antarctic - Media reports 1st outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus, 36 cases - December 22, 2020



    International丨Antarctic first outbreak of epidemic! 36 people at a scientific research base in Chile test positive for new crown

    2020-12-22 17:18 Editor: Shang Yi Qiong Li Mu Zhou





    On December 21, according to media reports, an outbreak occurred at a Chilean research base in Antarctica. At least 36 people tested positive for the new crown. This is the first time that Antarctica has been infected since the outbreak of the global epidemic. Among them, 26 were from the Chilean military, and the remaining 10 were the daily maintenance staff of scientific research bases. At the same time, three people were infected on a Chilean navy warship that had visited the base. At the end of November, the warship went to the base for two weeks of logistical support. The Chilean Navy stated that all crew members tested negative before going to Antarctica. Currently 208 people on the warship are isolated on board.


    https://www.bjnews.com.cn/detail/160862870915606.html

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    DECEMBER 22, 2020 12:24 PM
    UPDATED AN HOUR AGO
    By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The coronavirus has landed in Antarctica, the last continent previously free from COVID-19, Chile’s military said this week, as health and army officials scrambled to clear out and quarantine staff from a remote research station surrounded by ocean and icebergs.

    Chile’s armed forces said at least 36 people had been infected at its Bernardo O’Higgins base, including 26 army personnel and 10 civilian contractors conducting maintenance at the base.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...source=twitter




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