A Belgian research center in Antarctica is experiencing the spread of coronavirus, although the people who work there are fully vaccinated and are one of the most remote places in the world, bbc.com reports.
Since December 14 and to date, at least 16 of the 25 employees at Princess Elizabeth Station have been infected with Kovid-19.
So far, those infected have shown mild symptoms, News.ro notes.
“The situation is not dramatic. Detaining some staff was a disadvantage, but work at the research center was not significantly affected. All station employees were able to depart on a flight scheduled for January 12. But they want to continue their research, ”said Joseph Cheek, project manager for the International Polar Foundation.
According to Agerpres.ro, the first positive case was reported on December 14 by a member of the team who visited the site seven days earlier.
Those infected were gradually restrained, but the virus continued to spread.
Everyone who came to the research station was asked to be vaccinated and tested.
There are two doctors at the station to respond to emergencies.
Newcomers to the research station were stopped until the virus was cleared.