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Coronavirus Reaches Mount Everest

  • According to the news report by The Hill, the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest has reported the first-ever case of COVID-19.

  • A Norwegian climber Erlend Ness tested positive for the virus at the base camp. Later on, he was evacuated to Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Earlier, Ness was suspected to have high altitude sickness Pulmonary Edema.

  • "I really hope that none of the others get infected ... high up in the mountains. It is impossible to evacuate people with a helicopter when they're above 8,000 meters," Ness said.