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Antarctica COVID-19 outbreak: 16 of 25 scientists at remote research station test positive

Evening Standard | 02/01/2022 05:33 PM | Click to read full article

As COVID-19 cases surge across the world, the Antarctic research station has also not been spared. More than half of the scientists at a remote Belgian Antarctic research station have been infected with COVID-19 and are in isolation. 

But what is alarming is that the cases have come up despite all staff members in the research station being fully vaccinated and all tested negative before joining the research station which is based in one of the world's remotest regions.