Coronavirus has reached the Antarctic continent, which had so far been free of Covid-19.
The Chilean army has reported 36 cases at its Bernardo O’Higgins research station on the Antarctic Peninsula.
In a report filed by the BBC, 26 of the 36 whom are military personnel and 10 maintenance workers, have been evacuated to Chile.
The news comes just days after Chile’s navy confirmed three cases on a ship which had taken supplies and personnel to the research station.
The news means that Covid cases have now been recorded on all seven continents.