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Beijing Games see 55 COVID-19 cases on Feb 2, highest daily tally

BEIJING: A complete of 55 new COVID-19 infections had been discovered amongst Olympic Games-related personnel on FebĀ 2, the chair of the Beijing 2022 medical knowledgeable panel mentioned on Thursday (Feb 3), the highest daily tally up to now.

Twenty-nine cases had been discovered amongst new airport arrivals, Brian McCloskey advised the International Olympic Committee session the day earlier than the Games’ official opening, whereas 26 had been amongst these within the “closed loop” bubble that separates all occasion personnel from the general public.

Since Jan 23, there have been 287 constructive exams amongst Games-related personnel from a complete of 610,000 exams.

“The numbers are very small,” McCloskey mentioned. He mentioned as soon as all contributors arrived the numbers would begin to drop.

“We are confident that the system will work. But we are not relaxed. We keep all measures in place,” McCloskey mentioned.

Participants in Beijing are confined to a “closed loop” as a way to stop contact with most of the people, transferring between lodging and Olympic venues on official transport.

Every Games participant can also be examined on a daily foundation in an effort to establish any infections inside the loop rapidly.

In distinction to many international locations in search of to dwell with COVID-19, China has adopted a zero-tolerance coverage, which has concerned strict border controls and cancelling practically all worldwide flights.

All Olympic contributors are arriving on constitution flights.

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