'Beijing to offer Olympic tickets to ''selected'' spectators'

Beijing to offer Olympic tickets to ''selected'' spectators

By: JKatLive News
1/18/2022 12:26:37 AM

Beijing :

 Only “selected” spectators will be permitted  at next month's Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday.

Beijing had already announced that no fans from outside the country  would be permitted at the events, and had not offered tickets to  the general public.

Monday's announcement posted on the organizing committee's website  confirmed expectations that the Winter Games would have few onlookers  at the venues, under even more strict conditions than imposed during  last year's Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

 China has largely avoided major virus outbreaks with a regimen  of lockdowns, mass testing for COVID-19 and travel restrictions,  although it continues to fight surges in several cities, including  the port of Tianjin, about an hour from Beijing.