Sébastien Le Belzic, edited by Solène Delinger 06:15, January 25, 2022

Less than two weeks before the launch of the Olympic Games in Beijing, the health situation is deteriorating in the Chinese capital.

It now has the highest number of daily contaminations: six of the 18 new cases identified on Monday were in Beijing, while 39 cases were imported.

72 J0 participants tested positive for Covid, while a very strict health bubble was imposed on participants. 

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Less than two weeks before the launch of the Olympic Games in Beijing, the health situation worries the authorities.

And for good reason, the capital now has the highest number of daily contaminations.

And, 72 participants tested positive for coronavirus, while a very strict health bubble was imposed on all participants. 

A "worrying" situation

There are already more people infected in the Olympic bubble than in the rest of Beijing.

Athletes, technicians and foreign journalists tested positive for coronavirus upon their arrival in China.

A "worrying" situation, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

On the Chinese side, we stick to protocol.

Those with a confirmed positive test will not be allowed to compete and will be hospitalized.

Asymptomatic people will have to remain in isolation before being repatriated to their country.

For the vice-president of the Beijing committee in 2022, it is necessary at all costs to prevent the sick from contaminating the rest of the population.

“Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, what is quite reassuring is that China has done the best job in the world to contain the virus. The Winter Olympics in Beijing will not add any burden to the fight against the epidemic in the country", he assures the microphone of Europe 1.

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Airtight sanitary bubble

And for that, Beijing must keep its health bubble as airtight as possible.

For 48 hours, the delegations have started to arrive and the ballet of shuttles between the airport and the three Olympic villages is still taking place under good police escort.

No contact should take place with the population.

And, even in the event of an accident, the authorities asked the inhabitants not to intervene and to wait for specialized teams.

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