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In this May 2, 2020 photo, a sea lion sits outside a hotel that is closed because of the new coronavirus pandemic, in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The majority of the island hotels are usually occupied throughout the year, but all reservations have been canceled through July. (AP Photo/Adrian Vasquez)

Pandemic upends life on isolated, idyllic Galapagos Islands

May. 11, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

SAN CRISTOBAL, Ecuador (AP) — Before the coronavirus, sudden life-threatening ailments among tourists, fishermen and others on the Galapagos Islands were considered so rare that hospitals didn’t have a single intensive care unit bed. Now, officials are racing to equip medical teams on the remote...