British polar explorers cannot return home from Antarctica due to coronavirus!

British polar explorers cannot return home from Antarctica due to coronavirus. About this writes the BBC with reference to the British Antarctic Service.

At the British research station Rothera in Antarctica there is a group of 30 scientists and builders who need to leave the continent in the near future. Usually they are taken away from the territory at the end of summer, which is pumped in the Southern Hemisphere in March-April.

Now the usual routes – through Chile – are closed to polar explorers due to quarantine and border closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, polar explorers will be sent to the Falkland Islands, and only from there – by special plane to the UK.

Today, Antarctica is the only continent on which no cases of COVID-19 have been recorded.