Tourism is the largest industry in Nepal being the largest source of foreign exchange and revenue. Possessing eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, Nepal is a hot spot destination for mountaineers, rock climbers and people seeking adventure. Tourism is now entering a great crisis due to the worldwide panic of the Corona Virus, duration and scope still unknown.
Trekking in various mountainous regions especially Everest region of Nepal is a famous adventure activity done by thousands of trekkers and travelers every year. And tourism is one of the mainstay of the people living in mountainous regions. As the number of tourists and expedition increases, the scope of these highlanders for the employment as guides, and high altitude porters gradually increases. This has helped quite a lot in their living standards. Covid-19 is being a full-body seizure for them.Not only Nepal’s tourism but also World tourism sector is highly affected by the Covid-19. The impact of the Covid-19 Corona Virus on world tourism is unquestionable, and the authorities’ forecasts are based on previous experiences with similar crises such as that of SARS or H1N1.
What is Covid-19?
Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) is challenging the world to stay at home, to protect oneself. The WHO declared that the virus is a pandemic. The virus first emerged in Wuhan, China and is now spreading all over the world. COVID-19 is a serious illness and is more dangerous than flu.
Symptoms of Covid-19
The symptoms of COVID-19 have ranged from mild, like those in a cold, to severe.
How is Covid-19 Transmitted?
The virus is moving rapidly around the world. The new coronavirus spreads quickly in contained environments. Early evidence suggested that, like other coronaviruses, the virus jumps between people who are in very close contact with each other. It also probably spreads when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Coughs and sneezes produce little droplets of mucus and saliva. If these droplets make it into another person’s eyes, mouth or nose, they can get sick. The viruses in those little droplets can also fall onto surfaces, like tables or doorknobs — if someone touches that surface and touches their eyes, mouth or nose, they can also get sick. Early research shows that the virus can linger on surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for a few days, which is why it’s important to clean countertops, doorknobs, and other places people touch regularly. The virus doesn’t appear to stay infectious on cardboard for longer than a day — so packages should be safe.
Treatments of Covid-19
There aren’t any proven treatments for COVID-19, but there are dozens of studies underway to find some.
Upside down of Tourism Industry
The Corona Virus has convulsed the world tourism industry, with large hotel chains and digital platforms such as booking being forced to cancel reservations in the Asian country. The tourism industry faces an unprecedented confluence of threats – made up of a global health alarm; the shortage of aircraft due to the crisis of the Boeing 737 Max; the social demonization of travel; exaggerated and even false media offensives; climate catastrophes; sector taxes; bankruptcies of operators and airlines; and the political instability and economic slowdown in the large markets – which hints at least a global contraction for the tourism business in the near future.
Our Duty In This Outbreak
What an incredibly confusing and scary time our world is facing right now, and it is important we continue to follow the guidelines we have been given and do our part to keep everyone safe. With that in mind, we have to choose to stay home at this time so we can have fun when all of this gets over.