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Jan 10, 2022 08:12 PM
CHINA

China Wages Two-Front War With Omicron and Delta on Eve of Winter Olympics

Residents of Anyang's Huaxian county get tested for Covid-19 on Saturday night. Photo: VCG
Residents of Anyang's Huaxian county get tested for Covid-19 on Saturday night. Photo: VCG

A city in China’s central province of Henan was the latest to report new local cases of the omicron variant of Covid-19 on Monday, as the country battles multiple flare-ups of the highly transmissible delta and omicron variants.

Posing a challenge to Beijing, which is scheduled to host the Winter Olympics next month, the emergence of local omicron cases in the northern port city of Tianjin over the weekend and the rise in delta infections in the provinces of Henan and Shaanxi have put local authorities on high alert, forcing them to beef up travel restrictions and mass testing.

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