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China Won’t Sell Winter Olympics Tickets to Public After Beijing Logs First Omicron Case

HeadlineJan 18, 2022

China says members of the general public will not be allowed to buy tickets to the Beijing Winter Olympics next month, after Beijing reported its first locally transmitted case of the Omicron variant over the weekend. The single infection, in a 26-year-old woman who visited high-end shops in Beijing, is challenging China’s “zero-COVID” strategy less than three weeks from the start of the Olympic Games. 

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