The Covid-19 situation at the Beijing Winter Olympics is within the "expected controllable range", despite an increase in positive cases being detected, a senior official at China's Olympics Pandemic Prevention and Control Office said on Tuesday (Feb 1).
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee has reported 200 Covid-19 cases since Jan 23 among airport arrivals and those in the Games' "closed-loop" bubble that separates all event personnel, including athletes, from the public.
"As more people are entering China, the imported COVID-19 cases are increasing," said Huang Chun, deputy director-general of the committee's Pandemic Prevention and Control Office at a press briefing.
Huang said that rising cases were also a result of more effective and accurate COVID-19 detection techniques by customs.
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