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Covid19 now in Antarctica

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The deadly coronavirus has reportedly now reached all the world’s seven continents – the last being the ice-bound landmass known as Antarctica which is the site of the South Pole.


Authorities disclosed that 58 of their personnel at the Chilean Army’s Gen. Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme Antarctic Base, on board the Navy’s supply vessel Sergeant Aldea and in the Lieutenant Rodolfo Marsh Martin Air Force Base were found to be Covid-positive last week.


They said that so far all 58 appeared to be asymptomatic as none had exhibited complications.


Antarctica, which has an area of 14.2 million sq. km., is the southernmost continent. It is virtually uninhabited, except for the scientists and researchers who’re temporarily assigned there in outposts being maintained by various nations.

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