Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics say no lockdown of the capital is needed, despite rising concern about the spread of Omicron. Photo: AP
Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics say no lockdown of the capital is needed, despite rising concern about the spread of Omicron. Photo: AP

China’s Omicron threat ‘under control’, no lockdown planned for Beijing Winter Olympics, organisers say

  • Organising committee says coronavirus clusters can be contained within the Games ‘bubble’ and protocol will only be changed due to a large-scale outbreak
  • China’s pandemic controls are being tested by sporadic coronavirus outbreaks, including the first local infections of the highly-transmissible Omicron variant

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics say no lockdown of the capital is needed, despite rising concern about the spread of Omicron. Photo: AP
Organisers of the Beijing Winter Olympics say no lockdown of the capital is needed, despite rising concern about the spread of Omicron. Photo: AP
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