China on Thursday denied subjecting U.S. diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests following reviews from Washington that a few of its personnel have been being made to bear the process.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian advised reporters at a every day briefing that “China has never asked U.S. diplomats in China to go through anal swab tests.”
A U.S. State Department spokesperson stated Washington was “committed to guaranteeing the safety and security of American diplomats and their families while preserving their dignity, consistent with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations as well as other relevant diplomatic law provisions.”
The Washington Post reported final week that some U.S. personnel had advised the division that they had been subjected to the anal tests.
The process has been utilized in China as a result of it’s reportedly extra correct than nasal or mouth swabs.
China has not reported a brand new native case of COVID-19 in additional than every week, however has maintained strict testing, particularly for folks arriving from overseas. Diplomats and different foreigners with particular standing are exempted from a ban on most foreigners coming into the nation.