Climbers on Mount Everest are being told to bring back empty oxygen tanks as Nepal struggles to fight the COVID-19 pandemic - with health ministry officials saying they require 25,000 oxygen cylinders.
China will draw a “separation line” atop Mount Everest to prevent COVID-19 from being spread by climbers.
China to draw ‘separation line’ on peak of Mount Everest to prevent COVID spread
China to draw 'separation line' atop Mount Everest to curb COVID-19 spread
Covid oxygen shortage: Everest climbers asked to return canisters
China to draw 'separation line' on peak of Mount Everest to prevent COVID spread
COVID-19 is now hitting new highs - literally. It hasn't even spared those at the Mount Everest base camp.
More than 30 sick climbers have been evacuated from Mount Everest base camp. After Nepal eased quarantine rules in an effort to lure back climbers, fears are now growing that Covid may scupper a hoped-for bumper season on the world's highest mountain