A climber has caught COVID-19 on Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Mount Everest was closed last year because of COVID-19. Mount Everest is reopening now for climbers who want to climb the mountain in the summer of 2021. Mount Everest is in Nepal.
Unfortunately, a Norwegian man who had COVID-19 climbed up Mount Everest and he spread the disease to other climbers on the mountain. He said he could have caught COVID-19 in a café, or a tea house.
Nepal makes millions of dollars from tourism at Mount Everest every year. All people travelling to Nepal need to take a COVID-19 test before going there.
Climb (verb) – Go up a mountain.
Climber (noun) – Someone who climbs mountains as a sport.
Reopen – Open something again which was closed.
Unfortunately – Something sad (connecting word).
Spread – To give something to someone else (or to give a disease to someone else).
Disease – An illness (like COVID-19).