Nepal suffers “ripple effects” of India’s catastrophic coronavirus surge | The World

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    Nepal has made a desperate request to those climbing Mount Everest to return their used oxygen canisters, as the country struggles with its own devastating second wave of coronavirus. The country is now recording a near 50% positivity rate. Devendra Subedi, the senior editor of Nepal Television, tells The World the country is suffering the “ripple effects” of India’s catastrophic coronavirus situation.

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