Sunday 4 December 2022

Chilean-based coronavirus outbreak in Antarctica, the only continent that remained virus-free

So far, 36 people have been infected after the visit of a Chilean Navy ship that did maintenance work

Paying the bills


Political abandonment condemns farmers to ruin and pushes them to extinction

QCOSTARICA (Semanario Universidad) The end of 2022 leaves the...

Cuba’s Informal Market Finds New Space on Growing Internet

Q24N (VOA) Havana — In the Telegram group chat, the...

Lagoon Dries Up as Drought Grips Peru’s Southern Andes

Q24N (VOA) From her home under the baking sun...

How to Choose Hotel for Your Next Trip

Choosing the right hotel isn’t a piece of cake,...

Sansa resumes flights between Costa Rica and Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - As of December 16, the Costa Rican...

16 Costa Rican girls are ready to travel to the NASA Space Center

QCOSTARICA - The 16 girls selected by the “SHE...

Dollar Exchange

¢601.14 Buy

¢609.83 Sell

3 December 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills


Q24N – An outbreak of coronavirus with up to 36 infected was detected at the base maintained by the Chilean Army in Antarctica, the only continent that remained free of the virus, that institution confirmed this Monday.

So far, 36 people have been infected after the visit of a Chilean Navy ship that did maintenance work

The Chilean Army detailed in a statement that in recent days personnel from the “Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme” Antarctic base presented symptoms associated with covid-19, for which it was decided to evacuate them.

After undergoing a medical check-up and the administration of a PCR test (swabbing), it was found that “36 men turned out to be positive for COVID-19, of which 26 correspond to Army personnel and 10 are civilians from a contractor company that it was carrying out scheduled maintenance work at the Antarctic base, “the statement said.

- Advertisement -

All are isolated and constantly monitored, “achieving so far a favorable diagnosis and without any complications associated with covid-19,” the institution added.

The contagion dates back to the recent visit to the base of the ship “Sargento Aldea” of the Chilean Navy, which carried out logistical support tasks between November 27 and December 10.

After finishing his mission and arriving at the port of Talcahuano on December 16, three positive cases were detected out of a total of 208 crew members.

After the confirmation of the cases, all the ship’s crew were quarantined on board the ship in Talcahuano. They are also “in good health and complying with current health protocols.”

Previously, positive cases had already been detected in the personnel who disembarked in the city of Punta Arenas (south) on December 10, according to the Chilean Navy in another statement.

Before sailing and as a precautionary measure, “the entire crew of the ship had to undergo a PCR examination. Once its result was known and confirmed that the entire ship’s crew had produced a Negative PCR, the unit set sail from that city to the Antarctic continent “.

- Advertisement -

Until now, Antarctica was one of the few places in the world that remained free of coronavirus, after controls were increased and all tourist trips were canceled.

It was also decided to transfer non-essential personnel and prohibit contact between the nearly 40 international bases based there.


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
Q24N is an aggregator of news for Latin America. Reports from Mexico to the tip of Chile and Caribbean are sourced for our readers to find all their Latin America news in one place.

Related Articles

UNA expert: Country lost trace of Monkeypox due to lack of data

QCOSTARICA - The difficulty in collecting essential data from people infected...

Cases, deaths and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to trend downward

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reported on Friday, September 30,...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.