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Japan asks China to stop performing anal swab tests for COVID on its citizens – ABC News

Foreign governments are expressing concerns over anal testing as Beijing claims the controversial practice is more accurate than nasal or mouth swabs.

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The Japanese government has asked China to stop imposing anal swab tests for COVID-19 on Japanese citizens.
Key points:

  • Anal coronavirus tests have caused “great psychological pain”, says Japan’s government
  • China says “science-based” research proves anal swabs are more effective than nasal swabs
  • Beijing has denied reports that US diplomats have been forced to undergo anal testing

Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said the government has not received a response from officials in Beijing about…

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