Omicron Strain Breaks Through Strict Prevention And Control And Enters Beijing

The Omicron mutant strain broke through the strict prevention and control and entered Beijing, and the relevant Chinese authorities also worked hard to control the spread of the epidemic before the Beijing Winter Olympics and the Spring Festival.

Pang Xinghuo, an official with the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a news conference Saturday (January 15) that a locally transmitted case of the Omicron virus was found in Beijing’s Haidian District on Saturday morning.

Pang Xinghuo said other residents of the residential building where the infected patient was located and an office building was being tested for the new crown, and 17 areas linked to the patient had been locked down.

In the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai, which has also seen seven cases of the Omicron strain, the city government has asked residents to stay at home and suspended bus services.

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The Zhuhai city government reported Friday that one of the seven cases was mild and six were asymptomatic infections. The report said that the seven cases were concentrated in Nanping Town, Xiangzhou District, and were all found in large-scale nucleic acid testing.

Zhuhai, which is adjacent to China’s gaming capital Macau, was locked down by the authorities even before the Omicron case was detected.┬áThe city announced on Friday the suspension of flights from Zhuhai to Beijing, the long-distance bus from Zhuhai to Guangzhou was also suspended, and nucleic acid tests were carried out on all residents of the city.

Chinese authorities have also tried to contain a series of outbreaks in Tianjin, Anyang in Henan, and other small cities, including the highly contagious Omicron variant, which has put millions of people in quarantine across the country.

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In addition, China’s National Health Commission spokesman Mi Feng warned Saturday that China is facing “severe” challenges ahead of the Spring Festival on Feb.

Mi Feng said, “The Spring Festival is about to start, the flow of people and gatherings have increased significantly, and the situation of epidemic prevention and control is grim.”

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