KATHMANDU, April 23: A Norwegian climber became the first to be tested for COVID-19 in the Mount Everest base camp and was flown by helicopter to Kathmandu, where he was hospitalized.

WASHINGTON, Dec 31: California on Wednesday announced the nation’s second confirmed case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus, offering a strong indication that the infection is spreading more widely in the United States.

WILMINGTON, Del./LOS ANGELES, Dec 30: The first known U.S. case of a highly infectious coronavirus variant was detected in Colorado on Tuesday as President-elect Joe Biden warned it could take years for most Americans to be vaccinated for the virus at current distribution rates.

PARIS, Dec 26: France recorded its first case of the new variant of coronavirus, as the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 mounted in the country, increasing concerns of a new wave of the virus hitting the euro zone’s second-biggest economy.

KAPILVASTU, Sept 8: In the first such case in Nepal, a journalist died of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Tuesday.

PALPA, June 1: Palpa district has reported its first case of the novel coronavirus disease. Three persons who have recently returned from India were diagnosed with this viral infection.

ASUNCION, March 8: Paraguay has registered its first confirmed case of coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on Twitter on Saturday.

BENGALURU, Jan 30: India reported its first case of the new coronavirus on Thursday, saying a woman in the southern state of Kerala had tested positive in an outbreak that originated in China, killing 170 people, and spread abroad.