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A testing centre in Bejing, China

Where is everyone?

They’re all round the back.

This morning/afternoon.

China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers at high risk of contracting Covid-19, state TV reported, with social media users and travellers squirming over the invasive procedure which doctors say can be more effective in detecting the virus.

Officials took anal swabs from residents of neighbourhoods with confirmed Covid-19 cases in Beijing last week, broadcaster CCTV said, while those in designated quarantine facilities have also undergone the test.

…The anal swabs method “can increase the detection rate of infected people” as traces of the virus linger longer in the anus than in the respiratory tract, Li Tongzeng, a senior doctor from Beijing’s Youan hospital, told CCTV


Alternatively, for a million big ones you can always come here.

Your choice, citizen.

China starts using anal swabs to test ‘high-risk’ people for Covid (The Guardian)

COVID Anal Swabs for Beijing Residents More Accurate, Says Chinese Expert (Newsweek)