Beijing detects 45 new cases of COVID-19 as part of the Winter Olympics

The Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympics this Friday, the first day of competition, reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours among people who have come to the Chinese capital for the Olympics and those who have already are in the country.

As explained in a statement by the organizing committee, 287 people arrived at the airport this Friday, 26 of whom would have tested positive. Of the total arrivals, at least 138 were athletes and team officials, while 149 were companions.

The organizing committee has also reported positives from those already in the country for the sporting event. So they have reported another 26 positive cases, 20 of them from athletes and team officials and the other six from companions,” the text reads.

Beijing detects 45 new cases of COVID-19 as part of the Winter Olympics
Beijing detects 45 new cases of COVID-19 as part of the Winter Olympics

Participants in the Olympic Games, which started on February 4 and will last until February 20 in the Chinese capital, will have to undergo a PCR test upon arrival in the country.

All staff associated with the Olympic Games will be isolated from the outside world to avoid contamination during the celebrations of the competitions.

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