China confirms Winter Games despite omicron variant of covid-19

Event is scheduled for the period from February 4th to 20th, 2022

Published in 30/11/2021 - 16:16 By Yew Lun Tian - Pequim (China)

China hopes to carry out the 2022 Winter Olympics "smoothly" and on time despite the challenges created by the emergence of the omicron variant of the new coronavirus (covid-19), Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said in a statement. routine daily briefing this Tuesday (30th).

“I believe this will certainly pose some challenge to our efforts to prevent and control the virus, but as China has experience in preventing and controlling the coronavirus, I fully believe that China will be able to host the Winter Olympics on time, smoothly and successfully,” Zhao said.

China is expected to hold the Games between February 4th and 20th, without foreign spectators and with all athletes and related personnel contained in a sanitary bubble and subject to daily covid-19 examinations.

Under its zero covid policy, China has applied some of the toughest preventive measures in the world against the disease.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

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