China says Olympics will go smoothly despite Omicron challenge

Beijing is set to host the Games from Feb. 4 to Feb. 20

  

China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday the new Omicron COVID-19 variant will pose challenges for prevention and control, but it nonetheless believes the Winter Olympics will go smoothly.

Beijing is set to host the Games from Feb. 4 to Feb. 20.

(Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Writing by Tony Munroe; Editing by Tom Hogue)


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