Japan asks China to stop anal Covid tests on its citizens

  02 March 2021    Read: 517
Japan asks China to stop anal Covid tests on its citizens

Japan has asked China to stop taking anal swab tests for Covid-19 on its citizens when they enter the country.

Some have complained that the procedure caused them "psychological distress", officials say.

China, which has largely brought the virus under control, started carrying out anal swabs in January.

Last week, it denied it had required US diplomats to undergo such tests after US media reported some had complained about the procedure.


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