That’s more than 381 in the spring of 2019, when there was a traffic jam in the death zone, as the human body collapses and cannot recover. Eleven people were killed in that time. In addition to the foreigners, there are hundreds of local mountain guides and porters in the base camp.
Mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa said that despite this, there is no fear of Corona. Tourism Ministry head Mira Acharya said the number of visitors is likely to increase. Authorities say distance rules apply to Everest and that wearing a mask is mandatory.
Corona on the surface of the world
But Corona has now reached the highest mountain in the world. Some climbers have tested positive and are currently being treated in hospitals in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, said Prativa Pandey, a staff member at CIWEC Hospital. One of them was Earlind Ness from Norway.
Ness believes he was wounded in the base camp or on the way there, he told Deutsche Presse-Agentur. He is now recovering from his hospital stay with a friend in Nepal. For him, this season’s Everest adventure is over. It is believed that he will be at greater risk of developing altitude sickness. And his lungs have not yet fully healed.
Mountain climbers must obtain rescue and corona insurance in accordance with the requirements of the Nepalese Ministry of Tourism. In addition, all who enter the country must be immunized against Corona or present a negative polymerase chain reaction test. It was said that there would be a rapid test at Kathmandu airport. (SDA)
Publication date: 04/23/2021, 6:43 pm
Last update: April 23, 2021, 7:19 PM
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