December 23, 2020 7:30:57 am
The pandemic has lastly reached each continent on Earth.
Chilean authorities introduced that 58 folks that have been at two navy bases in Antarctica or on a navy ship that went to the continent examined optimistic for the brand new coronavirus.
Up to now no different nation with a presence in Antarctica has publicly reported every other circumstances.
Chile’s military introduced Monday that 36 individuals on the Gen Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme Antarctic base have examined optimistic, and on Tuesday the well being minister for the Biobio area in Chile stated there are 21 infections involving individuals aboard the Chilean navy’s Sergeant Aldea provide vessel.
Yet another case was reported in Las Estrellas’ village, the place civilian personnel working on the Lieutenant Rodolfo Marsh Martin Air Power Base reside, stated Eduardo Castillo, regional well being secretary for the Magallanes space, which oversee Chilean operations within the Antarctic. The Sargento Aldea ship docked at that village, he added.
The military stated the primary group of 36 individuals contains 26 members of the navy and 10 civilian workers of a upkeep contract firm. It stated none to date had proven issues.
The primary three individuals on the Sergeant Aldea vessel examined optimistic final week and all 208 crewmembers are being quarantined aboard that ship, in line with the navy. It stated the vessel had serviced the bottom on the Trinity Peninsula between November 27 and December 10.
The US Nationwide Science Basis, the company overseeing US packages in Antarctica, stated it was conscious of the studies of optimistic circumstances in passengers aboard the Sergeant Aldea.
“Personnel at US Antarctic Program stations have had no interactions with the Chilean stations in query or the personnel who reside there,” the muse stated. “NSF stays dedicated to not exchanging personnel or accepting vacationers at USAP stations.”
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