China cancels spring Everest climbing season over Nepal Covid-19 cases

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    Chinese authorities have cancelled the spring climbing season on the Tibetan side of Mount Everest, citing concerns about coronavirus cases in neighbouring Nepal. The General Administration of Sport of China said on May 14, 2021, that all permits issued to Chinese climbers had been cancelled, state news agency Xinhua reported. The administration said the measures were to ensure there was no chance of importing cases of Covid-19 amid the outbreak in Nepal. Mount Everest is known as Qomolangma in China and straddles the Himalayan border between China and Nepal.

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