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Exclusive: Can Antarctica remain the last COVID-free continent?


AP South Africa-based reporter Cara Anna and New Zealand-based colleague Nick Perry reached research stations in Antarctica to interview scientists who don’t have to wear masks or social distance – there was no COVID-19 on the entire continent. But that status would face a major test days later as new staff arrived for the seasonal changeover. The AP pair described the steps scientists were taking to make ensure the new arrivals do not bring the virus with them.

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