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The Beijing Olympic Committee identified six new cases of Covid-19 among Olympics-related personnel on Monday, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
All of the cases have been identified in people already in the “closed loop” system, which separates Olympic athletes, stakeholders and staff from the public.
Five of the infections were from athletes or team officials, and one involved an Olympic actor.
Since the official “closed loop” system began on January 23, some 393 Olympics-related staff have tested positive for Covid-19, including 159 cases involving athletes or team officials.
Covid situation in Beijing: It comes as Beijing reported no new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases outside the Olympic bubble on Monday, the first time since the city cracked down on a recent cluster.
On Monday, authorities lifted all lockdowns from neighborhoods in Fengtai District where cases had been reported.
Covid in China: A total of 65 locally transmitted symptomatic cases were reported by China on Monday, including 64 in Guangxi and one in the northern city of Tianjin, according to the National Health Commission. The country also reported four asymptomatic cases, including two in northeastern Heilongjiang province and two in Guangxi.