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The IOC urges Beijing participants to be “extremely vigilant” for Covid

The organizers of the 2022 Beijing Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have rejected the concept of postponing the upcoming Winter Olympics due to the coronavirus.

Only unvaccinated athletes need to be quarantined for 21 days on arrival. (AP)

The Olympic chief urged all participants of the Beijing Winter Olympics next month to be “extremely vigilant” as Covid-19 infection reached unprecedented case levels in some countries.

At a private meeting with the National Olympic Committee, the Beijing 2022 organizers and the International Federation on Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) considered the postponement of the Olympic Games from February 4th to 20th due to the coronavirus. I rejected it.

Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman of the 2022 Beijing IOC Coordinating Committee, said everything is on track to host a safe Winter Olympics for all participants and the Chinese.

However, in the face of the surge in Covid-19 Omicron stocks, especially in Europe and the United States, IOC Chairman Thomas Bach said: Before leaving. “

Bach added that the so-called “playbook” is a type of manual on Covid’s rules and regulations in Beijing before departure, “it must be a way of life to Beijing, not just a rulebook.” 2022 “.

“Now is an important time for all tournament participants traveling to Beijing to be especially vigilant,” the IOC said after a meeting just 30 days before the opening ceremony of the tournament in the Chinese capital. rice field.

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China imposes blockades in two cities

The United Kingdom, the United States, France and Australia recently released record cases, but China has doubled its “zero-covid” policy ahead of Beijing in 2022, imposing blockades in two cities and hundreds. We have developed a group test for everyone.

Similar to the Tokyo Summer Olympics, it will be postponed for one year in 2021 and the IOC will bid to balance health, safety and sport fairness.

Only unvaccinated individuals need to be quarantined for 21 days on arrival, but asymptomatic athletes and game participants who test positive for Covid-19 twice in a row for at least 24 hours. If you get a negative PCR test result, you are released from quarantine. There are two samples and no other Covid symptoms.

Then they are released to a close contact management system. This means testing twice a day, but in close contact you are allowed to continue important game-related activities without isolation.

“For athletes, that means they can continue to train and compete,” the IOC said.

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