Climbers at Mount Everest

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China Restricts Everest Climbers Over COVID-19 Fears From Nepal

Fearing COVID-19 spread, the Chinese authorities on May 14 announced to cancel all attempts of climbing Mount Everest from its side. The China's General Administration of Sport confirmed it citing fear of importing COVID cases from Nepal and climbers testing positive after being brought down from the base camp. China earlier decided to erect barriers so that climbers from both sides do not come in contact with each other.

Sat, 15 May 2021 - 06:20 PM / by Sohini Mandal

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