- China says it will set up a "line of separation" at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent climbers from mingling with others from Nepal.
- It comes less than a week after mountaineers and authorities at base camp in Nepal warned of rising cases of Covid among climbers.
- Everest stands on the border between China and Nepal, and mountaineers climb it from both sides.
- At present, tourists without a permit are forbidden to enter the Chinese base camp, and the country has banned foreign nationals from climbing the mountain.
- However, Nepal, which relies heavily on income generated from Everest expeditions, has allowed foreign climbers, with about 400 permits allocated this season.
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