A Norwegian climber hoping to summit Everest confirmed on Thursday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, in a blow to Nepal’s hopes for a bumper mountaineering season on the world’s highest peak.The pandemic wiped out last year’s season, but Nepal has eased quarantine rules in an effort to attract more climbers, despite the difficulties of treating them if they contract the virus.“My diagnosis is Covid-19,” Erlend Ness said in a Facebook message. “I’m doing OK now … the hospital is taking…



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