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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Nepal Closes Mount Everest Due to COVID-19 Fears

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, Nepal has closed mountains including Mount Everest to climbers.

A government minister announced on Friday.

Such a move will cost the tourism industry in the country. The tourism industry related to the mountains equates to almost $4.5 million per year.

There are 132 758 confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world, in Nepal, there is only 1 reported case.


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