57 sailors from Argentina test positive for COVID-19 despite being at sea for 35 days

57 sailors from Argentina test positive for COVID-19 despite being at sea for 35 days

- A so-called medical mystery recently happened in Argentina involving a total of 57 sailors

- All of them tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease despite being at sea for 35 days

- Reports said that these sailors tested negative before they left port and began their voyage

- They only returned to the port after some of them began experiencing symptoms linked to the coronavirus

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A total of 57 Argentine sailors were infected with the novel coronavirus disease despite the fact that they had been at sea for 35 days.

KAMI learned that the said incident becomes a medical mystery in Argentina especially because all of the sailors tested negative before leaving port.

The health ministry for the southern Tierra del Fuego province stated on July 13 that the crew went back to port after some of them began experiencing symptoms of the virus.

As reported by Agence France-Presse, 57 out of 61 crew members have tested positive for COVID-19.

"It's hard to establish how this crew was infected, considering that for 35 days, they had no contact with dry land and that supplies were only brought in from the port of Ushuaia," Alejandra Alfaro, the director of primary health care in Tierra del Fuego, stated.

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As of this writing, there are more than 100 thousand confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease in Argentina. The data came from Worldometer.com.

57 sailors from Argentina test positive for COVID-19 despite being at sea for 35 days

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The novel coronavirus disease continues to impose threat on the lives of people around the world. There are already 13.2 million confirmed cases in more than 200 countries and territories.

In the Philippines, a development was observed yesterday as the country recorded the highest single-day number of recoveries since the virus first hit the country in January.

The team of Chinese medical experts who went to the Philippines also divulged their findings regarding the COVID-19 situation here.

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