Chilean Army Base in Antarctica Detects 36 Positive Covid-19 Cases

Apparently contagion was traced to a Chilean navy support vessel, “Sargento Aldea” which called at the base from 27 November to 10 December on a logistics mission.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A coronavirus outbreak with 36 positive tests was reported on Monday at a Chilean Army base in Antarctica, the only continent, up to now, free of the virus.

The Monday release said that at the Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme base, following suspicions, swabbing testing was practiced in all personnel resulting in 36 positive cases, of whom 26 belong to the Army and ten to members of a contractor, doing maintenance work at the base.

All positive cases have been isolated and are under constant monitoring with, so far, a favorable diagnosis with no complications associated to . . .

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