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Beijing seals off its Olympic 'bubble'

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Wow, I’m sure all those staff “voluntarily” signed up to go into basically a prison for the next couple of months for what is likely a very meager wage.

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It's surprising to me, that after gifting the Covid virus to the world, China expects to hold a great big happy sports day whilst around the world people are still suffering.

I'm absolutely not going to waste my remaining life minutes watching sport on TV. And even if I was given free tickets, and travel to watch the China Olympics, I wouldn't go.

I would be too scared of disappearing into a dark prison for having a political opinion opposed to the Chinese Borg.

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wire fences and security guards

Nice. Welcome to China.

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I like their strategy. Sealing everything when there is a problem.

Tibet, Xinjiang, HongKong, Wuhan, Beijing. Whats next Taiwan?

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Sounds like fun. There will be no wandering around breaking the bubble, or other rules as happened in Tokyo profusely (with little or no penalty if even caught). I wonder what the penalties will be and also where they will whisk away any positive cases they find if their bubble doesn’t hold against omicron. Being fully vaccinated is no guarantee to not have Omicron as is evident worldwide.

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I was really hoping China would actually be the ones to cancel the Olympics, if anyone could do it they could. Don't think that is happening though.

I guess if you have to have them, this is the best way. At least they take them seriously. Everyone, outside the IOC, would be better off without though.

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Anyone entering the bubble must be fully vaccinated or face a 21-day quarantine when they touch down

If the quarantine do not involve 100% of the people, and those participating are in contact with people that are not quarantined (like the volunteers in the Tokyo games) then there is no bubble.

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Only three asymptomatic cases have led to a full lockdown on a city of over 1 million residents.

don't believe a word coming out of china, especially when it comes to 'impressive' statistics. dirty practices, lax standards and shirking of responsibility are just some of the factors that caused this pandemic, and will ultimately be the undoing of the ccp.

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Only three asymptomatic cases have led to a full lockdown on a city of over 1 million residents.

Yuzhou: Second Chinese city forced into Covid lockdown

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-59871325

Nonsense. Omicron outwits China zero tolerance complacency. Community transmission will inevitably happen, and it's not the question of "if", but of when, how and how much.

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The IOC will still take every Yuan out of Beijing that they can, just like they did with the Yen in Tokyo last year.

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Who cares. Second Olympics I will boycott after Tokyo 2021.

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zero-tolerance strategy..... doesn't seem to have been effective so far, according to recent meeja reports anyway.....

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What a waste of money. This whole zero tolerance policy is gonna cost them a lot and they will drag the whole world into it too with it's disruption of the supply chain. Inflation is just gonna keep rising at this point if anymore of their cities shut down.

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Well done, protect the Beijing games..

Oohhh, the negative votes.. Lol..

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