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China mandates anal swab COVID-19 tests for all foreign arrivals after US slams exam as 'undignified'

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Beijing insists the procedure is more accurate than other methods

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China has decided to require international travelers entering the country to undergo anal swab procedures to test for COVID-19, a method the communist nation insists is more accurate than other on-the-spot mechanisms for detecting the disease.

The Times out of the UK reported Wednesday that China has now made the tests "compulsory," in a move the newspaper says deepened "a row with other countries over a practice many have described as humiliating."

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