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China reports jump in Covid cases among Olympic athletes, officials

36 Games-related personnel were found to be infected - 29 when they arrived at the Beijing airport and seven already in the 'closed loop' bubble

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Paramedics wearing protective suits to protect from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) watch Chinas ice hockey team during a training session ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing (Photo: Reuters)

Reuters Beijing
Daily COVID-19 infections among athletes and team officials at the Beijing Winter Olympics jumped to 19 on Friday from two a day earlier, as Games organisers warned of more cases in coming days.

Including the athletes and officials, 36 Games-related personnel were found to be infected - 29 when they arrived at the Beijing airport and seven already in the "closed loop" bubble that separates event personnel from the public, the organising committee said in a statement on Saturday.

"We are now just going through the peak period of people arriving in China and therefore we expect to see the

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First Published: Jan 29 2022 | 5:26 PM IST

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