The current flood in COVID-19 cases has arrived at Antarctica, influencing a completely vaccinated crew at a Belgian scientific research station, as per reports.
Something like 16 of the 25 workers at the Princess Elisabeth Polar Station have gotten the destructive bug since Dec. 14, the news detailed.
However, the cases have been mild.
“The circumstance isn’t emotional,” Joseph Cheek, a project manager for the International Polar Foundation, which operates the station, report.
“While it has been a burden to need to isolation certain individuals from the staff who got the virus, it hasn’t fundamentally impacted our work at the station in general,” he told the news.
“All inhabitants of the station were offered the chance to leave on a scheduled trip on Jan. 12. Be that as it may, they all expressed their desire to remain and continue with their work,” Cheek added.
Staff at Princess Elisabeth Polar Station, where there are two specialists, should be vaccinated and tried for the virus upon appearance, the news said.
Fresh debuts at the station have been suspended until the virus is destroyed.
The outbreak isn’t quick to happen in Antarctica.
Last year, a few Chilean military specialists based at Bernardo O’Higgins research station were infected after sailors on a supply ship tried positive for the bug, as per the report.