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Beijing district on coronavirus testing alert in countdown to the Winter Olympics



With less than a fortnight to go until the Beijing Winter Olympics, a district in the Chinese capital launched mass coronavirus testing on Sunday as cases spread to two nearby provinces.Authorities in Fengtai district aimed to collect samples from its 2 million residents in one day, fearing the area in the city’s southwest could become a centre of community spread.The district accounted for six of the nine cases reported in Beijing on Sunday and also reported four asymptomatic infections.The…



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