COVID-19 is kept at bay by Beijing sealing off its Olympic bubble

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Beijing seals

In the run-up to the 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing is taking stringent measures to ensure a safe event. The games will be held from February 4 to February 20, 2022. The country has surrounded its Winter Olympic bubble in order to protect it from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Beijing Winter Olympic bubble, according to reports, is designed to cocoon thousands of staff, volunteers, cleaners, cooks, and coach drivers for weeks. They won’t have any direct contact with the outside world, which should keep them virus-free.

Around 3000 athletes and media representatives from around the world are expected to arrive in Beijing, and they will be enclosed in a bubble until they leave the Olympic games village. Everyone entering the bubble must be fully vaccinated, or else they will be subjected to a 21-day quarantine.

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Furthermore, everyone will be tested every day, and all covid protocols will be followed, so masks must be worn at all times.

“Hotels, transportation, accommodation, as well as our science and technology-led Winter Olympics projects” are all ready, according to Zhao Weidong, Head of the Olympic Organization Committee’s Media Department.

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Passengers are subjected to temperature checks as well as Coronavirus tests at the airport, but they are not required to wait for the results before proceeding to the village. “Suppose these people are carrying large luggage, such as bobsleighs, sleds, or other sports equipment,” Wang Yanling, Capital Airport’s Operations Manager, explained, “they can hand them over to our logistics team here, who will deliver the equipment directly to venues or waxing rooms.”

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