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Covid-19: Diplomats at Beijing Winter Games risk 21 days' quarantine

The notice, sent to diplomatic missions and seen by Bloomberg News, came amid a long list of measures that attendees must comply with to attend the Feb. 4 event

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China warned foreign diplomats attending the Winter Olympics opening ceremony they could face 21 days in quarantine if they are deemed close contacts of positive cases in the audience.

The notice, sent to diplomatic missions and seen by Bloomberg News, came amid a long list of measures that attendees must comply with to attend the Feb. 4 event. They included avoiding parties, meals with friends or even elevator chitchat, along with regular Covid-19 tests and travel restrictions.  “If positive cases are found in the certain audience area, the health authority will determine the close contacts,” the notice said. “The

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First Published: Jan 24 2022 | 11:46 PM IST

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