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Japan asks China to stop anal Covid-19 tests after travellers report “psychological distress”

Caitlin Ashworth



After complaints that China’s anal swab Covid-19 test caused “psychological distress,” Japan has asked China to stop using the new, much more invasive method of testing on Japanese citizens entering the country.

For the anal test, reportedly done on some travellers entering China from overseas, a 3 to 5 centimetre long cotton swab is inserted into the anus and gently rotated to collect the sample. While it’s unclear exactly how many people have gone through the procedure, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato says some Japanese citizens have reported mental discomfort after the test.

“Some Japanese reported to our embassy in China that they received anal swab tests, which caused great psychological pain.”

The Japanese government made a request through the embassy in Beijing to stop using the anal swab test on Japanese citizens. Katsunobu says China has not yet responded to the request.

China started using the anal swab test in January. The anal tests are controversial with many experts backing the oral test as the most efficient way to detect a coronavirus infection.



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    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    This is Earth, not Uranus.

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    Mister Stretch

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Advice to Japanese travelers – if you don’t want one in the butt…don’t travel to China.

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    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    China China China what a bunch of lowlifes they give the world the disease then fuck them up the ass again if you wanna go into this dictator country

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    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:14 am

    You just know China is screwing with everyone now.

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    James Pate

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:19 am

    The learned this from those little grey dudes from the Zeta Rectumiculum galaxy.

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    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8:52 am

    China fvcking the world is more apparent than ever.

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    J West

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Another reason never to travel to China.

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    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Well they’ve taken their trolling up a notch from where it started with his whole thing. The real hilarity is the number of western dingbats that have bought into it, hook, line and now stinker.

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    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Why? Were you going to anyway? I doubt it.

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    This would kill tourism more effectively than a quarantine.
    Still Japan gave China a a hard time during the war. Is this revenge!

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    Frank Leboeuf

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    I’m sure forced Chinese anal swipes will make it on the list of Japanese fetish videos in the very near future.

    On a slightly more serious note, in the light of Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin recent statement that “China’s determination and will to safeguard its territorial sovereignty is unwavering”

    One can wonder if Chinese coast guard use anal Covid-19 probes on the crewmen of Japanese coast guard ships cruising in the disputed Senkaku / Diaoyu islets?

    Talk about a butthurt position…

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    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:47 pm


    Indeed. What’s incredible is how many people not only go along with it, but have been brainwashed into a vindictive safety culture.

    Surely people are getting bored of this covid fear porn by now, right? And yet, the vindictive safety rhetoric I see in the media and in comments continues as strong as ever…

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    Ben Dover

    Monday, March 8, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Anyone who travels to that filthy, polluted, corrupt dictatorship of their own volition is probably fine with a bit more rectal stimulation.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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