What it’s like to already be living in isolation in Antarctica, the only continent free from coronavirus

Reading, playing the harmonica, yoga and “meditation for sanity”  – these are just some of the ways 34-year-old Karin Jansdotter from Sweden keeps herself busy while living in isolation.

The skilled chef isn’t dealing with the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, but rather, with remote living at the Norwegian Troll research base on Queen Maud Land in Antarctica, the only continent not to be hit by the pandemic.

She has been based at the snowy camp, where the annual temperature averages -25 degrees Celsius, since November, with just five other people who are enrolled on a one-year contract.

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