2021 Beijing Marathon cancelled as city experiences Covid spike
Beijing Marathon, scheduled for October 31, has been cancelled due to a recent bout of coronavirus cases in the city.
Domestic tour groups have been identified as the source of 133 infections of the delta variant spread across 11 provinces.
Although 75% of the population has now been vaccinated Government policy is still to vigorously suppress any outbreaks that occur – this last being the most significant since August.
Cases occurring in Beijing are particularly worrying for the authorities with the 2022 Winter Olympic Games due to be hosted in the city from February 4-20.
posted Monday October 25th