The organizing committee will limit itself to distributing tickets between authorities, also taking into account that those attending the competitions must respect strict security measures, both before and after sports events, according to the DPA news agency.
Beijing is thus following in the footsteps of Tokyo, which has already restricted visits by international spectators for the Summer Olympics. In addition, in this case a strict bubble has been established so that international athletes do not come into contact with the local population at any time and are subjected to daily PCR.
China has maintained a policy of zero cases against the virus, which has translated into radical measures at the slightest outbreak, but this has not prevented community cases of omicron from being detected in at least a fifth of the provinces. . The Olympic Games and the Chinese New Year, which coincide in February, raise fears of a rebound.
The Ministry of Health has notified another 163 community infections in the last 24 hours, according to the official press. The city of Tianjin, in the north, is currently one of the main epicenters, which is of concern not only from the health field but also from the economic one, since it is a key point of passage for supplies.