New Reports Reveal Anyone Traveling Into China Could Be Forced To Undergo ‘Psychological Pain’ From Coronavirus Anal Swab

“China has made anal swab tests for the coronavirus mandatory for almost all international arrivals, deepening a row with other countries over a practice many have described as humiliating,” according to The Daily Wire.

“The Japanese government has already raised concern about its citizens being subjected to the ‘undignified’ procedure while American diplomats have also complained.”

“Katsunobu Kato, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, said it would ask China to alter its testing regimen after some Japanese travellers reported suffering ‘psychological pain’ from the invasive procedure.”

“We have repeatedly raised that issue vis-à-vis the Chinese government, especially with regard to the medical tests and examinations that are taking place against the will of the persons concerned,” a German diplomatic reported.

“China’s disease control centre says the test is performed with a sterile swab that is inserted up to two inches into the anus before being gently rotated out.”

Li Tongzeng from Beijing’s You’an Hospital said, “We found that some asymptomatic patients tend to recover quickly. It’s possible that there will be no trace of the virus in their throat after three to five days/”

“But the virus lasts longer from the samples taken from the patient’s digestive tract and excrement, compared to the ones taken from the respiratory tract.”

“If we conduct anal swabs for nucleic acid testing, it would increase the detection rates of patients and lower the chance of a missed diagnosis,” the expert said.

Passengers from a Beijing flight, deemed as high risk, were taken to a hotel “where health workers took nose and anal swabs, said a passenger who asked to be identified only by his last name, Wang.”

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“Some people arriving into Beijing are being asked to undertake anal swabs as well, with one traveler who came from Hong Kong a few weeks ago telling Bloomberg News she was told to do the swab herself while in mandatory hotel quarantine.”

From The Daily Wire:

In Shanghai, travelers from high-risk regions and fliers who arrive on airplanes with at least five positive cases must take a full battery of tests, including anal swabs, The Daily Mail wrote.