Antarctica: Covid outbreak at an Argentinian research station

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A Covid outbreak has been reported at an Argentine research base in Antarctica. This is at least the third Covid outbreak in Antarctica that we are aware of.

Twenty-four of the 43 scientists and military personnel resident at Argentina’s La Esperanza base have been infected, Patricia Ortuzar of the government’s National Directorate of the Antarctic told AFP news agency.

Nine of the 24, who have no symptoms, were evacuated to capital Buenos Aires by helicopter as a precaution. report


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** This post was originally published on January 21, 2022 **