Nepal govt claims no health risk at Everest

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Kathmandu: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has stated that there is no health risk at the Everest base camp.

The ministry said in a statement that corona infections had been reported in some of the climbers involved in the ongoing Everest expedition.

The ministry has made it clear that there is no risk on Everest as rurmored outside. Some Nepali and foreign media outlets had published / broadcast news in recent days saying that the corona had spread in the Everest base camp.

A total of 774 climbers in 86 groups of 79 countries have taken permission to climb the mountain in the spring so far.

Ministry spokesperson Taranath Adhikari said that all the climber groups are practicing expedition activities including Mt Everest following health standards as much as possible.

In the absence of any information from the official body, the ministry has requested all concerned not to publish unconfirmed information without coordinating with liaison officer to spread misleading information and terrorizing the families of the mountaineers.