With nearly 70,000 people inside Beijing’s “closed loop” taking Covid tests every day, not a single case was detected on Wednesday, the first day of the Olympics with absolutely no new cases. .
It is the clearest sign that efforts to contain the Omicron outbreak among foreign visitors have been successful, with just three days to go until the closing ceremony. China has gone to great lengths to prevent athletes and tourists from mixing with the general population and has set strict requirements for entry into the country.
Upon arrival, all visitors – a group that includes athletes, team officials and journalists – are required to undergo polymerase chain reaction tests and isolate in hotel rooms until results are available. again a few hours later. Those who tested negative were allowed to move freely within the so-called closed system of the Olympics, restricting athletes and others participating in the Games from hotels and designated venues. determined.
All Olympic participants undergo a PCR test every day. On Wednesday, all 68,970 people inside the loop tested negative, and so did seven people who went to the airport.
The pace of positive tests has slowed down trickle this week, with two on Tuesday and one on Monday. People who test positive but do not need medical treatment must isolate in hotel rooms until they register two negative tests.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/sports/olympics/covid-cases-beijing-olympics.html No Covid cases detected on Wednesday, a first for the game