COVID-19 has arrived on the most remote continent in the world.
The cases include 26 Army personnel and 10 civilian contractors, according to the paper.
They have all since been evacuated to Punta Arenas in Chile and are in good condition, The Guardian reported.
The infected men are under "constant monitoring," the Army said in a statement to El Mercurio.
The General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme research station, where those infected were based, is one of 13 active Chilean bases in Antarctica, ABC News reported.
While nobody permanently lives there, the Associated Press previously reported that nearly 1,000 scientists and researchers work there over the winter.
The continent remained free of the novel coronavirus, and the need for social distancing practices, longer than any other place on Earth.
In September, the Associated Press reported that, for the most part, Antarctic researchers were allowed to live their lives as normally as they would under non-pandemic conditions. The main differences were fewer teams arriving and no interaction with tourists.
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