Antarctica news: Covid strikes Antarctica as it spreads to EVERY continent in world

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“It is important that citizens follow our recommendations now that the infection has reached our country.”

As of December 22, there have been under 6,000 cases and 28 deaths on the island.

Although the exact links are still unclear, exposure to cold weather and the coronavirus could result in a more severe case of COVID-19.

Public Health England warned this year long-term complications associated with COVID-19, paired with cold weather events may increase the number of people vulnerable to low temperatures.

The health agency said: “We also know winter is linked to a rise in respiratory infections, but the impact of interactions between COVID-19 and other infections, including the common cold, rhinovirus and bacterial pathogens, is not yet known.

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