China subjects US diplomats to anal COVID tests
US State Department pledges to get to bottom of matter and preserve 'dignity' of its diplomats
By Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. diplomats arriving in China are complaining about being subjected to anal swab tests for the Wuhan coronavirus.
On Feb. 18, The Washington Post reported that U.S. officials in China have been forced to undergo invasive anal swab tests for COVID-19. In an effort to fill the cracks in its epidemic prevention system, Beijing began to roll out the controversial testing method citing studies that claimed the virus survives longer in the anus and excrement than the upper body tracts.