Omicron detected in Beijing as China battles COVID clusters

16/01/2022 4:31:00 AM

The Nation's Leading Newspaper

An Omicron case has been detected in Beijing, officials in the Chinese capital said Saturday, as the country battles multiple outbreaks of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant ahead of the Winter Olympics.

The Nation's Leading Newspaper

BEIJING, China –An Omicron case has been detected in Beijing, officials in the Chinese capital said Saturday, as the country battles multiple outbreaks of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant ahead of the Winter Olympics.People with face masks and protective gear stand by an exit at Beijing’s Capital international airport on August 10, 2021. (JADE GAO / AFP/ FILE)

The announcement comes a day after the southern city of Zhuhai imposed travel restrictions on residents as a mass testing drive uncovered seven infections.Millions of people across the country have been ordered to stay home in recent weeks, with scores of domestic flights cancelled and factories shut down, as the country attempts to control a spate of small coronavirus outbreaks, including several from the Omicron variant, ahead of next month’s Beijing Olympics.

Read more:
Manila Bulletin News »

Philippine inflation rate reaches 8% in November 2022 | The wRap

The wRap highlights: PH inflation, Vhong Navarro, and BTS Jin Read more >>

Omicron detected in Beijing as China battles COVID-19 clustersAn Omicron case has been detected in Beijing, officials in the Chinese capital said Saturday, as the country battles multiple outbreaks of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant ahead of the Winter Olympics. Zero covid haha

China reports fewer COVID-19 cases but Omicron spread unclearCities across China step up viral vigilance as Beijing prepares to stage the Winter Olympics from February 4.

Gov’t to prioritize 3M unvaccinated seniorsThe NTF Against COVID-19 said it would continue to prioritize the inoculation of unvaccinated individuals over the administration of booster shots for those who have completed their primary doses. | dexcabalzaINQ krixiasINQ /PDI

J&J booster 85% effective against Omicron hospitalization, says South AfricaA Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is 85% effective in protecting against being hospitalized by the Omicron variant for 1-2 months after it is received, the head of SAMRC said. So does vitamin C and biogesic. Get out vaccine! Mali ata napili booster vaccine 💉 me. Nagkalagnat me after 2 days. pfizer The never ending Vaccine. Will see what happens after several months or years. Remember everything is still under clinical trial. Just do whatever that makes you healthy. It's your body. 😷😷😷😷😷 FactsNotFear

COVID Omicron variant is still 'dangerous', Palace warnsMalacañang renewed its appeal to the public to get vaccinated against the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the new Omicron variant is still dangerous especially to those who have not received the shot. public wants to get vaccinated/ boosted , the big problem is vaccination sites can't handle the large influx of folks who wants to get vaxx even on line registrants are putting their lives at risk in crowded vaxx sites..ayusin niyo sistema ,sobrang tao but vaccinators are few

DOH: PH not seeing peak of COVID-19 cases yet, Metro Manila experiencing Omicron community transmissionThere is no sign yet that the country’s coronavirus disease (COVID) cases will peak in the coming days, while there is already a community transmission of Omicron variant in Metro Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Saturday, Jan. 15. READ:

Agence-France-Presse BEIJING, China –An Omicron case has been detected in Beijing, officials in the Chinese capital said Saturday, as the country battles multiple outbreaks of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant ahead of the Winter Olympics.The announcement comes a day after the southern city of Zhuhai imposed travel restrictions on residents as a mass testing drive uncovered seven infections.SHANGHAI, China – China reported fewer new confirmed coronavirus cases for Friday, January 14, than a day earlier, but details on the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant remained unclear ahead of the Lunar New Year travel season later this month.He clarified, however, that the administration of booster shots to eligible individuals would not slow down, and would rather continue to be ramped up since the country has enough vaccine supplies for primary doses and booster shots.

People with face masks and protective gear stand by an exit at Beijing’s Capital international airport on August 10, 2021. (JADE GAO / AFP/ FILE) The announcement comes a day after the southern city of Zhuhai imposed travel restrictions on residents as a mass testing drive uncovered seven infections. One locally transmitted Omicron case was discovered in the capital's Haidian district, home to many tech company headquarters, city official Pang Xinghuo said at a press conference, a rare breach of Beijing's tightly-guarded COVID-19 defenses. Millions of people across the country have been ordered to stay home in recent weeks, with scores of domestic flights cancelled and factories shut down, as the country attempts to control a spate of small coronavirus outbreaks, including several from the Omicron variant, ahead of next month’s Beijing Olympics. The new locally transmitted cases were in Henan, Tianjin, Guangdong, Shaanxi and Zhejiang. One locally transmitted Omicron case was discovered in the capital’s Haidian district, home to many tech company headquarters, city official Pang Xinghuo said at a press conference, a rare breach of Beijing’s tightly-guarded Covid-19 defences. Beijing has long barred people from parts of the country that have reported cases, while requiring all arrivals to provide recent COVID-19 tests. Authorities are testing the other occupants of the patient’s residential compound and office building, and have restricted access to 17 locations linked to infected person, Pang said.5 million or 53 percent of the country’s more than 110 million have received at least a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Beijing has long barred people from parts of the country that have reported cases, while requiring all arrivals to provide recent Covid-19 tests. On Friday, the coastal city of Zhuhai, which borders the gambling hub Macau, said Omicron had been detected in one mildly ill and six asymptomatic patients. Despite stringent controls, state media reported on Saturday that Beijing had detected an infection in a person working in the city’s Haidian district. Residents have also been urged in recent weeks not to leave the city for the upcoming Spring Festival holiday. On Friday, the coastal city of Zhuhai, which borders the gambling hub Macau, said Omicron had been detected in one mildly ill and six asymptomatic patients. The city had launched mass testing for its population of 2. Zhuhai officials have asked residents to avoid leaving the city “unless necessary”, with those who are required to show negative Covid test results within the past 24 hours. Authorities have warned that Omicron adds to the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission as more people return to China from overseas for the Lunar New Year holiday. The city had launched mass testing for its population of 2. Businesses including beauty salons, card rooms, gyms and cinemas were ordered to close on Thursday, with officials announcing the suspension of public bus routes in parts of the city. Jonathan Malaya, spokesperson for the DILG, slammed the statement of ACT-Teachers party list Rep.

4 million people on Friday after a Covid case was detected in neighbouring Zhongshan earlier in the week. Businesses including beauty salons, card rooms, gyms and cinemas were ordered to close on Thursday, with officials announcing the suspension of public bus routes in parts of the city. Harsher lockdowns have been imposed on China's smaller cities where millions of people have been ordered to stay home and get tested, while economic hubs such as Shanghai and Beijing have locked down and tested only specific neighborhoods in more targeted efforts. He said 14 provincial areas in China had found the Omicron variant in infected individuals arriving from overseas. China has kept Covid-19 cases relatively low throughout the pandemic with its zero-tolerance strategy of immediately ordering mass testing and strict lockdowns when infections are detected. Harsher lockdowns have been imposed on China’s smaller cities where millions of people have been ordered to stay home and get tested, while economic hubs such as Shanghai and Beijing have locked down and tested only specific neighbourhoods in more targeted efforts. National Health Commission spokesman Mi Feng told reporters on Saturday that the country faced a "twofold challenge" from both the Delta and Omicron strains of the virus. But the fast-spreading Omicron variant has tested that strategy in recent weeks, appearing in the port city of Tianjin close to Beijing before spreading to the central city of Anyang. There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636. How is that a witch hunt?” he added.

National Health Commission spokesman Mi Feng told reporters on Saturday that the country faced a “twofold challenge” from both the Delta and Omicron strains of the virus." The country reported 104 domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases on Saturday. He warned that regions that had not yet seen outbreaks “must not relax” their prevention measures and “strengthen risk auditing”. The country reported 104 domestically transmitted Covid-19 cases on Saturday.com. .