The primary COVID-19 instances have been reported in Antarctica, which means the illness has now unfold to each continent on the earth.
On Tuesday (Dec. 22), Chilean officers reported an outbreak of 36 COVID-19 instances on the Chilean analysis base Basic Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme on the Antarctic Peninsula, in keeping with the BBC. Of those, 26 instances have been army personnel and 10 have been upkeep employees, the BBC reported.
All of those instances have been evacuated from Antarctica to Punta Arenas, Chile, in keeping with The Guardian.
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Antarctica had been freed from COVID-19 till now. The continent has no everlasting residents, however about 1,000 individuals, together with scientists and different employees, stayed there this previous winter, The Guardian reported.
Only a few days earlier than the Antarctic outbreak emerged, three instances of COVID-19 have been reported on a Chilean navy ship that had introduced provides to the analysis base, in keeping with the BBC.
Initially revealed on Dwell Science.