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Wuhan Marathon postponed after China Covid-19 surge

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The Wuhan Marathon, which had been due to take place today, has been postponed at short notice as worries increase over a coronavirus resurgence in China ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

China reported 26 new domestic Covid-19 cases today, in an outbreak that has become latest test of the country's zero-tolerance approach with just over 100 days until the start of the games.

Authorities have been racing to contain virus infections via mass testing of residents and targeted lockdowns. But with the rise in cases, organisers of the Wuhan Marathon said in a statement that they would postpone the event in the central Chinese city "to prevent the risk of epidemic spread".

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