On the evening of the 7th local time, Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation issued a press release, asking the media to use official sources, not to publish false reports about the outbreak in areas such as Mount Everest.
The communique said that the coronavirus outbreak swept the world, the outbreak has spread among climbers in Nepal’s alpine areas in recent days by some media coverage, has attracted the attention of Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
During Nepal’s spring climbing season in 2021, 745 climbers from 86 teams from 79 countries were granted permission to climb different peaks. A negative report of a coronavirus nucleic acid test must be held in order to apply for a climbing permit from the Nepal Tourism Board. At present, all the teams in the snowy mountain areas, including Mount Everest, try their best to carry out various mountaineering preparations in accordance with the requirements of health and pandemic prevention, while organizing training.
The bulletin said that the Nepal Tourism Board in each mountaineering team has set up liaison officers, they to the team leader to understand the situation, and the site of the inspection, confirmed that so far, the mountaineering team did not appear in the media coverage of the health crisis.
Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has asked the media not to publish unconfirmed reports, to refrain from speaking freely without communication and coordination with official agencies, and not to cause harm to climbers and their families.