COVID-19 at Mt. Everest: Nepalese officials downplay threat despite infections among climbers

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    COVID-19 is now slowly creeping up to the highest peak on the planet. At least 100 people have contracted COVID-19 at the base camp of Mount Everest, though it’s believed the number could be higher.

    The outbreak is adding an already dire situation for Nepal, as the small Himalayan country sees an average of 247 cases per one million people – way higher than the already hard-hit country of India. But as Mike Drolet reports, Nepalese tourism officials claim there’s nothing to see despite the danger.

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