Covid-19 finally gets to Antarctica

Source : 112 Ukraine

Over 30 people were diagnosed with the disease at a Chilean research station
14:56, 22 December 2020

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Antarctica is no longer the only continent that has not faced coronavirus infection. This was reported by ABC.

36 people were diagnosed with the disease at a Chilean research station. 26 of them were Chilean soldiers and - 10 service personnel. They were evacuated to the city of Punta Arenas in southern Chile.

Three members of the crew of the ship that arrived to help the base also got infected with the virus.

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As we reported earlier, the Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, and Australia, alongside the United Kingdom, confirmed the cases of a new stain of Covid-19.

All these countries, with the exception of Denmark, have reported only isolated cases.

Nevertheless, WHO Emergency Relief Coordinator Michael Ryan is convinced that a new version of the virus can be brought under control. 

Meanwhile, according to the infectious disease specialist Victor Petrov, Ukraine has already become of the countries that faced the above-mentioned strain.

Petrov added that the mutation of the virus occurred naturally.

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