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Following China’s suit, Nepal too suspends permits to Mount Everest

by AFP

The development comes after corona virus was declared a global pandemic by WHO

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Kathmandu: Nepal on Friday suspended permits to climb Everest because of the corona virus pandemic, closing off the world’s biggest mountain a day after China halted access from its side.

Nepal has suspended climbing on all mountains in the country and stopped issuing tourist visas, Yogesh Bhattarai, Minister for Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation told AFP.

“The government has decided to suspend all spring expeditions and scrap permits for the time being. The decision can be reviewed after analyzing the global scenario over the coming month,” Bhattarai said.

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