Thursday, January 27, 2022

China tests 2 million for COVID before Olympics

Authorities in China are testing millions of people for COVID-19 as less than two weeks remain before the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing. 

Anyone in the capital city who has bought cough, fever or other medicines over the last 14 days are required to take a COVID test within 72 hours. All 2 million residents of Beijing's Fengtai district are also being tested. People who are positive for the virus will be sent to an "isolation center or a hospital," the Associated Pres reports.

The extensive testing measures were announced due to several dozen COVID cases in Beijing.

China has welcomed more than 3,000 people for the Olympic Games since Jan. 4, and 78 of them have tested positive for the virus so far, according to AP.