Kathmandu: The coronavirus outbreak has brought the world to an alarming state of condition. It has now urged the Nepal government to take a firm decision on expedition to the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.
The Nepal Government has shut down access to the Everest, due to fears of the COVID-19.
According to reports, all expedition attempts to the 29,029-ft high mountain peak stand canceled for the year, until further notice.
Local newspaper Kathmandu Post reported on Wednesday that the China Tibet Mountaineering Association, the body that issues climbing permits to Mahalanur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas, has notified all expeditions that all Everest ascents from the northern side had been canceled due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, quoted DNA.
The Nepal government also said that anyone who visits Nepal after March 14 has to stay 14 days in quarantine.