"One case of coronavirus infection was reported in Namche Bazar today following which flights to the Everest region have been suspended until further notice (...) Meanwhile, a team of doctors will be dispatched to Namche Bazar tomorrow to collect mass samples for testing, Chairperson of Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee Ang Dorje Sherpa informed", reads the message.
The outlet writes that ceasing flights will affect the trekking in the area of Everest.
In March 2020, alpinism in Nepal was suspended because of the pandemic. However, in August the government decided to open access for those willing to climb Mt. Everest.
According to Worldometers, Nepal is now 34th in the world in terms of number of Covid-infected people. 148,000 people got infected in the country since the pandemic began. 812 cases proved lethal.