The Winter Olympics will take place in Beijing from February 4th to February 20th. It is already clear: The games will take place without foreign viewers. But China’s strict protection concept for the Winter Games goes even further. Athletes, supervisors and media representatives should only be allowed to stay in a closed bubble.
However, a new coronavirus variant is currently spreading with Omikron. But one sees no danger for the winter games in Beijing. There may be “some challenges”, but it is assumed that the Winter Games “can be carried out smoothly and successfully,” said a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry in Beijing today, Tuesday.
With strict measures such as quarantine, mass tests, curfews and strict entry restrictions, the most populous country in the world has been pursuing a “zero covid strategy” since last year. Smaller outbreaks were usually quickly brought back under control. Authorities reported 21 local infections across the country on Tuesday.