It happened … The first case of COVID-19 was recorded on Mount Everest, which reopened to climbers this month, for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
The coronavirus has reached Everest as the first case of the disease was detected in a member of a mountaineering team. The infected person was taken off the route by helicopter and taken to a hospital in Kathmandu (Nepal).
The incident happened last week while the rest of the group was forced to isolate themselves in a local highland chalet.
The news comes after Mount Everest opened to climbers in April, for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began.
As for the climber, who was diagnosed by doctors with Covid19, at first everyone thought that he had developed pulmonary edema due to the high altitude that the climbing team had reached. However, upon arrival at the hospital, he underwent an appropriate test, which turned out to be positive.
In addition to this case, no one else was found to have a coronavirus. Climbing teams continue to make routes as usual.