Tokyo does not like China’s idea of COVID-19 ‘anal swab’ testing procedures

Tokyo does not like China’s idea of COVID-19 ‘anal swab’ testing procedures

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Tokyo requested that Beijing pull a halt to anal swab tests for COVID-19 on its Japanese citizens.

Accordingly, the test procedure can cause subjective pain.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said there was no response from the Government that Beijing would be changing the testing procedures, which has resulted in Japan continuing to ask China to ‘alter’ their ways of testing.


There is not specifically a number of who would have received the tests.

Samples are being used, taken from the anus, to detect potential COVID-19 infections in China.

The foreign minister for China denied that there was a requirement for U.S. diplomats to take the anal swab tests for the virus.

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