The Japanese government has called on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to stop ordering its officials to conduct anal smear tests allegedly against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus or COVID-19 on Japanese citizens after receiving complaints that such a procedure causes “psychological pain.”
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told the media on Monday, March 1, “Some Japanese reported to our embassy in China that they received anal swab tests, which caused a great psychological pain.”
The Japanese official added that the effectiveness of anal swabs in detecting the virus “has not been confirmed anywhere else in the world,” indicating that the Japanese government will continue to pressure the CCP until such a procedure is ended, according to National File.
The CCP implemented the procedure in January claiming that this is a more efficient and effective way to detect the CCP Virus without offering any scientific backing.
The statement is in direct contrast to that of the deputy director of Wuhan University’s department of pathogen biology, Yang Zhanqiu, who stated that nasal and throat swabs are the most effective.
The reason is because the virus is contracted through the upper respiratory tract and not through the digestive system.
Last month, it was reported that CCP officials reportedly employed the same protocol on U.S. officials, prompting the Biden administration to call on the CCP to end the “undignified” procedure.
Vice, as well as The Washington Post were the first to report the story. “The State Department never agreed to this type of testing and protested directly to the Foreign Ministry when we learned that some staff members were subject to it,” a State Department spokesman said.
“We have instructed staff to decline this test if it is asked of them, as was done in the past,” the U.S. official added.
In response, CCP officials initially claimed that the tests had been conducted “in error.”
“We have received assurances from [the ministry] that this was in error and that diplomatic personnel are exempt from this testing requirement,” they said via a statement.
China’s Foreign Ministry later denied that any U.S. diplomats had been subject to the tests.