Olympic organizing body denies reports that athlete with COVID-19 entered Beijing
Update: Jan 09, 2022 7:01 PM STI
Beijing [China], Jan. 9 (ANI): The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on Sunday rejected reports that a Spanish athlete tested positive for COVID-19 had traveled to the city center from Beijing, local media reported.
âDuring the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, all foreign athletes and other relevant personnel will be strictly isolated from the local community from entry to departure, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Beijing 2022 Playbook. not believe or spread rumors, “Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the statement.
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will be held from February 4 to 20. The massive deployment of security and checks is carried out by China shortly before the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Meanwhile, in an effort to hold the Winter Olympics next month hassle-free, China is committed to implementing a Zero-COVID policy, further complicating issues for its citizens.
China had greeted the year 2022 with the worst number of COVID-19 cases in a seven-day period since the country’s first outbreak was brought under control almost two years ago.
The worst situation would be in the city of Xi’an and since December.
Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, has reported 30 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, local media reported on Sunday citing authorities.
For more than two weeks now, Xi’an’s 13 million residents have been confined to their homes.
Only one person per household is allowed to leave their home every two days to buy essentials. No one can leave the city under any circumstances. The clearance application process is cumbersome, according to Hong Kong Post.
The US, UK, Australia, Canada and Lithuania have announced the diplomatic boycott of the games. (ANI)