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Previously untouched by the pandemic, Antarctica has reported its first cases of COVID-19

People walk along Orne Harbour, Antarctica, February 6, 2020. Picture taken February 6, 2020. Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino

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COVID-19 has arrived on the most remote continent in the world.

Antarctica’s isolation had allowed it to ward off the pandemic for the last year, but this week the continent reported its first 36 cases on a Chilean base, local newspaper El Mercurio reported.

The cases include 26 Army personnel and 10 civilian contractors, according to the paper.

They have all since been evacuated to Punta Arenas in Chile and are in good condition, The Guardian reported.

The infected men are under “constant monitoring,” the Army said in a statement to El Mercurio.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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