City of Beijing Reports First Omicron Case

People walk on a street as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Beijing, China, January 13, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The Chinese capital Beijing on Saturday reported its first locally transmitted infection of the highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant, according to state media, just weeks ahead of its staging of the Olympic Winter Games.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by the Beijing Newsroom and Andrew Galbraith in Shanghai; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Ros Russell