Jan 15, 2022 11:36 PM

Update: Beijing Reports First Local Omicron Case

China’s capital of Beijing reported a new local case of Covid-19 on Saturday, three weeks before the Winter Olympics are scheduled to be held in the city.

The person has been living and working in the tech and university hub of Haidian in the city’s northwest, according to a WeChat post from the Haidian district government.

The capital city’s health authority confirmed the detection of the highly contagious strain at a press conference Saturday night. People who’ve had contact with the patient are being tested, and those who were at locations that the infected person visited must report to authorities, they said.

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