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Sport China: The Omicron Variant Complicates the Organization of the Winter Olympics

20:35  30 november  2021
20:35  30 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Devant le siège du comité d'organisation des Jeux olympiques et paralympiques d'hiver de 2022 dans le parc Shougang, à Pékin, le 30 novembre 2021. © Reuters - Thomas Peter in front of the headquarters of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of 2022 in Shougang Park, Beijing, the November 30, 2021.

The Omicron Variant may complicate the Organization of Beijing Olimpic Winter Games from 4 to 22 February, "says Chinese diplomacy on Tuesday, November 30. The Games will take place with "additional difficulties" in a country where borders are practically closed since March 2020.

with our correspondent in Beijing, Stéphane Lagarde

the mutation of the virus and the rise in contaminations in Europe have made only Strengthen the doctrine of "zero Covid" in China. The Chinese approach of zero tolerance avoided 200 million infections and 3 million deaths related to Viral Pneumonia Covid-19, affirm those responsible for the fight against the pandemic. A strategy that has also so far allowed to contain the different variants. Omicron has been detected in Hong Kong. The Mutant of SARS-COV-2 is likely to enter mainland China, recognizes XU Wenbo, the Director of the National Institute for Viral Disease Prevention, invited by China Central Television (CCTV), but it will be detected by The tests and blocked by the Chinese health strategy,

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affirm, here, the experts . New cluster in inner mongolia same thing for the Olympics. The Games will take place, "I am convinced that they will take place without worry," said Zhao Lijian, at the end of Zhao Lijian, one of the spokespersons of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The latter, however, recognized that the variant would "bring some challenges in the fight against the epidemic": strengthening of protocols for workers in contact with countries affected by the resurgence of COVID-19, hotels, airports. And if you expect parcels from abroad for Christmas, it will probably be able to wait.

Cui Gang, a second level inspector of the National Health Commission, evoked at a press conference on Tuesday the appearance of a new cluster in the Chinese province of Mongolia. The infection would have been transmitted via an imported freight train.

A conference also from the Epidemic Prevention and Control Committee was held in the Council of State on vaccination, probably accelerated with Omicron. In Beijing this Tuesday afternoon, one of the clinics where RFI went, had no room for the third dose before December 21st.

These are the states where the omicron variant has been identified .
The new omicron coronavirus variant has been found in 12 U.S. states just three days days after the first case in the country was announced. The new variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, was announced in late November and has already spread to dozens of countries across the world. One day after Thanksgiving, the Wold Health Organization (WHO) held an emergency meeting on the variant, which it has determined is a "variant ofThe new variant, which was first discovered in South Africa, was announced in late November and has already spread to dozens of countries across the world.

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