Beijing city calls for less holiday travel to reduce COVID risks during Olympics By Reuters

Beijing city calls for less holiday travel to reduce COVID risks during Olympics By Reuters
Beijing city calls for less holiday travel to reduce COVID risks during Olympics© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man rides a bicycle past the sign of a flagship merchandise store for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China December 8, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing city said on Saturday it is advising residents not to leave town during a major holiday season in early 2022, part of efforts to limit coronavirus risks while the Winter Olympics Games are being held.

China’s capital is keen “to ensure zero local infection, the successful hosting of the Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympic Games, and that the public have joyful, peaceful and tranquil holidays,” it said in a statement.

In addition to encouraging people not to take unnecessary trips outside the city, it will also call for some gatherings to be held online, according…

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