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Olympic Winter Games: Many corona cases at entry controls

During the first wave of arrivals for the Winter Games in Beijing, 39 corona cases were found among those involved in the Olympics.

The Chinese organizers said that none of the 171 athletes and team officials were affected by the positive tests at the airport. The cases are therefore distributed among the 2,415 other accredited persons who arrived in Beijing between January 4th and 22nd.

Strict corona guidelines apply to the Winter Games. Before arrival, everyone involved in the Olympics must provide evidence of two negative PCR tests. A three-week quarantine upon entry into Beijing can only be avoided with proof of vaccination.

With a closed bubble and daily tests, the organizers want to avoid the spread of infections and prevent contacts with the Chinese population. China is pursuing a zero-COVID policy in the pandemic.

In the total of 336,421 tests that were taken within the Olympic bubble in the past two weeks, the organizers found 33 corona cases. Again, no athletes and officials were affected.

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