Beijing authorities conduct mass Covid testing as cases rise before Olympics

Posted by on January 23, 2022 2:29 am
Categories: Global Stories

All residents of Fengtai district told to get nucleic acid tests as China’s capital rushes to contain Omicron outbreak

Beijing’s local government has ordered more Covid-19 tests on Sunday as China’s capital continued to report new cases, less than two weeks before the start of the Winter Olympic Games.

Nine locally transmitted cases with confirmed symptoms were found in Beijing on 22 January, down from 10 a day earlier, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday, adding that six out of the nine were in the city’s Fengtai district.

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