China plans for Beijing Olympic bubble with no holes or hugs

Winter Olympics

A Chinese flag and a Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics flag flutter at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games village in Beijing on December 24, 2021.

Photo credit: Jade Gao | AFP

What you need to know:

  • China, where the virus emerged towards the end of 2019, has pursued a "zero-Covid" strategy and is taking the same no-nonsense approach to the February 4-20 Olympics.
  • Organisers hope to limit the spread of infections and keep the Games running smoothly by cocooning almost every person involved in a "closed loop", effectively a big bubble containing thousands of people.

Beijing, China

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