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China setting up 'line of separation' to stop Covid-19 on top of Mount Everest

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China will create a "line of separation" at the upcoming summit of Mount Everest to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spread among participants from Nepal and Tibet, according to Reuters.

The news was first reported by Chinese state media, according to the report.

Tibetan guides will set up the "line of separation" before a group of 21 Chinese nationals arrive on the Tibetan side of the mountain, the report said.

The Everest base camp in Nepal has been hard hit by cases of Covid-19 since April, the report said. The government of Nepal has so far not announced any changes to the spring climbing season due to the cases, according to Reuters.

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