China uses anal Covid swab tests on selected residents to protect Olympic ‘bubble’, detect Omicron

China uses anal Covid swab tests on selected residents to protect Olympic ‘bubble’, detect Omicron

2022-01-20 09:32:00 AM

China uses anal Covid swab tests on selected residents to protect Olympic ‘bubble’, detect Omicron

27 people were given anal Covid-19 swabs in Beijing this week in a procedure that involves inserting a cotton swab nearly five centimetres into the rectum.

facebooktwitteremailBeijing is ramping up COVID-19 testing in the capital, and anally swabbing small segments of its population in a bid to ring-fence as many Omicron cases as possible. Noel Celis/AFP via Getty ImagesBeijing is doing anal swabs on a small segment of its population to detect Omicron cases.

27 people were swabbed this week in the procedure, which involves a cotton bud being inserted close to five centimetres into the rectum.Beijing this week locked down buildings and tightened Covid-19 restrictions over one Omicron case.For more stories go to

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