Corona Virus in Antarctica
Chile's Army Say "58 people including two of the military bases tested Corona positive".
Kathmandu: Chile's Army says that 58 people that were at two military bases in Antarctica tested positive for the new coronavirus. Luckily, no other country with a presence in Antarctica has publicly reported any other cases.
The army said the first group of 36 people includes 26 members of the military and 10 civilian employees of a maintenance contract company. It said none so far had shown complications.
Navy also said that the first three people on the Sergeant Aldea vessel tested positive last week and all 208 crewmembers are being quarantined aboard that Ship. It said the vessel had serviced the base on the Trinity Peninsula between November 27 and December 10.
The US National Science Foundation, the agency overseeing US programs in Antarctica, said it was aware of the reports of positive cases in passengers aboard the Sergeant Aldea.
"Personnel at US Antarctic Program stations have had no interactions with the Chilean stations in question or the personnel who reside there," the foundation said. "NSF remains committed to not exchanging personnel or accepting tourists at USAP stations."