(BBC) – A Belgian scientific research station in Antarctica has been hit with an outbreak of Covid-19, despite workers being fully vaccinated and based in one of the world's remotest regions.
Since 14 December, 11 workers at the Princess Elisabeth Polar Station have caught the virus. All have now recovered.
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"The situation isn't dramatic," Joseph Cheek, a project manager for the International Polar Foundation, told the BBC.
"While it has been an inconvenience to have to quarantine certain members of the staff who caught the virus, it hasn't significantly affected our work at the station overall."