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Mount Everest: Coronavirus reaches world's tallest peak

23/04/2021 11:16 PM | Click to read full article

At least one climber on Mount Everest has tested positive for Covid-19, just weeks after the world's tallest peak reopened to climbers following a year of closure.

Norwegian climber Erlend Ness was isolated in hospital for eight nights due to the virus, he told the BBC. Reports say a sherpa in his party had also tested positive for the virus.