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World worried about COVID-19, China will mark its border at the top of the Everest

10:10  10 may  2021
10:10  10 may  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Une épidémie de coronavirus sur le mont Everest a vu des dizaines de personnes évacuées par hélicoptère du pied du plus haut sommet du monde, faisant dérailler les plans du Népal pour une saison d’escalade record. Photo prise le 1er mai 2021. © Prakash Mathema / AFP A coronavirus epidemic on Mount Everest saw dozens of people evacuated by helicopter of the foot of the highest Summit of the world, bringing off the plans of Nepal for a record climbing season. Photo taken on May 1, 2021.

China dreads a return of infections from abroad. To avoid any risk of coronavirus contamination by Nepalese mountaineers, it decided to install a "demarcation line" at the Everest Summit.

The China will install an "demarcation line" at the top of Everest to avoid any risk of contamination at the Covid-19 by mountaineers from the Nepal .

China, the first country struck by the pandemic by the end of 2019, has largely contained the disease from the spring of 2020 and now fears a return of infections from abroad.

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While borders have been practically closed since March 2020, the country now intends to expand its surveillance to the roof of the world, which it shares with Nepal at 8,848 meters above sea level.

Avoid contacts with climbers from South

High mountain guides will install a top line of demarcation before allowing mountaineers to attack the climbing of the Chinese side (North), reported Sunday the China agency new.

According to the official news agency, the announcement was made at a press conference by the head of the Tibetan mountaineering association.

New China did not specify how Beijing intended concretely to mark its territory on the narrow summit of the highest mountain in the world, where only some mountaineers can hold at the same time.

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Tibetan officials cited by the Agency assured that they would take "the strictest measures of epidemic prevention" to avoid contact with climbers from southern.

These Chinese measures are announced while on the Nepalese side of the mountain, more than 30 medical evacuations of the base camp located 5,364 meters above sea level have already taken place since the beginning of the season, some mountaineers with the Coronavirus.

Nepal, neighbor of India, is hard hit by a second epidemic wave , while the Himalayen state intended to revive its tourism this summer after a small season reduced to nothing.

China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal .
BEIJING (AP) — China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world's highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19 cases from neighboring Nepal, state media reported. The closure was confirmed in a notice Friday from China’s General Administration of Sport, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The move reflects the abundance of caution China has taken in dealing with the pandemic. While China has mostly curbed domestic transmission of the coronavirus, Nepal is experiencing a surge with record numbers of new infections and deaths. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Mt.

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