The bottom is within the far western reaches of Antarctica, near the southern tip of South America.
Of the 36 contaminated, 26 are reported to be members of the Chilean navy, whereas the others are believed to be upkeep employees.
The military stated all have been examined rapidly and have been being monitored by a medical staff with the assistance of the well being division.
“All current a beneficial diagnostic and with none complication related to the virus”, stated the military assertion quoted in a number of experiences.
On December 17, Chilean media outlet La Tercera reported the crew of the Sargento Aldea had commenced a interval of quarantine on the ship after three circumstances have been recorded among the many 208 crew.
The ship visited the bottom between November 27 and December 10, the report stated.
For a lot of the pandemic there was minimal journey to and from Antarctica because the continent sat in 24 hour darkness.
However transmission was all the time a threat, with a publication from The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) saying: “Given the range of transmission routes and vectors, stopping the introduction of the virus might be troublesome, even with stringent quarantine procedures in place.”
Globally, as of as we speak there have been 76,023,488 confirmed circumstances of Covid-19, together with 1,694,128 deaths, reported to World Well being Organisation.