“If any athlete tests positive for COVID-19, they will be reported and managed according to the relevant requirements,” the media team told CNN Saturday.
The media group did not say if any Olympic staff other than the athletes had tested positive. CNN has tracked down this request for information but has yet to receive a response.
As of Friday, more than 2,000 participants had arrived in Beijing, including athletes, officials, members of the IOC and the media, according to the official app of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
To limit the spread of the infection, Beijing is sealing off the entire Olympics inside what authorities call a “closed-loop system” – a bubble completely cut off from the rest. of the city. Thousands of Chinese volunteers and employees have spent days, if not weeks, inside closed loops.
The trial run of the closed-loop system began on January 4, according to Beijing 2022. The Olympic Games will officially begin on February 4.
Meanwhile, the capital city reported 12 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, the highest since the current outbreak broke out in Beijing on January 15.