Beijing records first local case of Omicron ahead of Winter Olympics and Lunar New Year

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Beijing records first local case of Omicron ahead of Winter Olympics and Lunar New Year” – below is their description.

Beijing has recorded its first case involving the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The Chinese capital’s first locally transmitted case of the new strain of the virus that causes Covid-19 was reported on January 15, 2022, as a throng of local transmission chains was being found throughout the country with only weeks to go before the Lunar New Year holiday and the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

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