Beijing 2022 says 6 new positive cases detected among Games-related personnel on Jan. 23

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BEIJING, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Organising Committee on Monday said it confirmed six new positive cases of COVID-19 during testing the previous day.

A security guard walks past advertising boards outside the Main Press Centre ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Of the new cases, four were among new arrivals and the other two were stakeholders already in the closed loop who had taken confirmatory tests.

Of the four positive cases found among 529 Olympic-related arrivals at the airport on Sunday Jan. 23, one was an athlete or team official, showed a statement on the official Beijing 2022 website.

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Reporting by Martin Quin Pollard; Editing by Christopher Cushing

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