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Antarctica’s biggest Covid outbreak yet puts US station McMurdo on pause

10% of personnel infected with authorities stopping inward travel just as peak research season begins

Antarctica’s largest-yet outbreak of Covid-19 has left 10% of personnel in its largest station infected and the US pausing all inward travel.

Infections have swept through US-run McMurdo station, the largest base in Antarctica. The National Science Foundation said it had recorded 98 positive tests since the beginning of October from a total population of 993.

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