Stopped selling tickets for the Olympic Games in Beijing because of “Omicron”


Tickets for the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics will not be sold to the general public due to Covid-19, but will instead be distributed by the authorities, announced on Monday , Jan. 17, Beijing Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee.

“In the face of the grim and difficult epidemic prevention and control situation and in order to protect the health and safety of the Olympic staff and spectators, we have decided to change the original sales plan public tickets,” the committee said, cbsnews writes.

Groups of spectators will be invited to the site throughout the Games and will be required to “strictly comply with Covid-19 prevention and control requirements before, during and after watching the Games.

In a statement from the International Olympic The committee, released on Monday, said that the event will be attended by mainland Chinese residents who have the necessary “Covid-19 countermeasures.”

The announcement came after Beijing said on January 15 about his first case of the highly contagious Omicron variant.

The Beijing Winter Olympics are scheduled to start on February 4, and the Paralympic Winter Games start on March 4.

2022 in a closed system, which will be available only to the participants of the Games.

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