Mass testing in Beijing 12 days before Winter Games

Publication date 23 January 2022 | 21:19 | ICT

Beijing city officials on January 23 said all two million residents of a neighbourhood where a small cluster of coronavirus cases was detected will be tested, less than two weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics.



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