Winter Olympics 2022: Overseas athlete tests covid positive in Beijing 2022 closed-loop system

The covid-19 positive athlete is an asymptomatic carrier having been isolated in accordance with the guidelines in the playbook. He is a close contact of the athlete previously found positive in the closed-loop early this month. Zhao Weidong, a director of the BOCOG, said that the  games can only be successful when all participants will take responsibility for following the playbook in Covid-19 prevention and control, reports Xinhua.

An  overseas  athlete tested positive for Covid-19 in the closed-loop daily testing on Tuesday, according to Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (BOCOG). The athlete had arrived to participate in the FIL Luge International Training Week and the Luge World Cup to be held in the Yanqing competition zone of Beijing 2022.


The covid-19 positive athlete is an asymptomatic carrier having been isolated in accordance with the guidelines in the playbook. He is a close contact of the athlete previously found positive in the closed-loop early this month.


Zhao Weidong, a director of the BOCOG, said that the  games can only be successful when all participants will take responsibility for following the playbook in Covid-19 prevention and control, reports Xinhua.

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The closed-loop system plays a vital role in protecting the health and safety of more than 2,000 participants from across the world who have arrived in the city to join the test events of Beijing 2022.


The daily PCR tests, disinfection, and other Covid-19 countermeasures specified in the Playbook have been proved effective in the test events so far, he added.

The 24th edition of the Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing from February 4-20, 2022.