Omicron variant cases confirmed in Beijing, where the Winter Olympics will be held

Translated by: MOS translation Team – Grace

KYODONews, Beijing, January 15th: Beijing municipal government announced on January 15th, that it has confirmed a case of community-acquired Omicron variant infection in Haidian district of the city. 

This is the first confirmed Omicron variant infection in Beijing. With the opening of Winter Olympics in Beijing on the 4th of next month, tensions are likely to grow as the “zero infection” policy ordered by Xi Jinping’s leadership is implemented.

The route of infection is unknown, and the person infected has no departure record from Beijing in the past two weeks. Neither did they have close contact with any other infected person, a sign that the infection may have spread throughout out Beijing.

The CCP announced at a press conference on the 15th of January that in Shanghai, Zhuhai and Zhongshan of Guangdong Province from 13th to 14th, the reported infections of the CCP virus is the Omicron variant. It shows that the geographical scope of those infected is very wide.

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