A man holds a swab and tube used for nasal testing. Some Japanese employees in China have called coronavirus tests using anal swabs an action that would humiliate people. Photo: DPA
A man holds a swab and tube used for nasal testing. Some Japanese employees in China have called coronavirus tests using anal swabs an action that would humiliate people. Photo: DPA

Coronavirus: Tokyo asks China to stop anal swab tests on Japanese citizens

  • Some of those subject to the tests complained of ‘psychological distress’, a top government spokesman says
  • The US has also protested after its diplomats were also reportedly subjected to the tests, a claim denied by Beijing

A man holds a swab and tube used for nasal testing. Some Japanese employees in China have called coronavirus tests using anal swabs an action that would humiliate people. Photo: DPA
A man holds a swab and tube used for nasal testing. Some Japanese employees in China have called coronavirus tests using anal swabs an action that would humiliate people. Photo: DPA
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