For entry into China, something else must enter your rear end first…
Recently, China has introduced another method of detecting Covid-19 through a special anal swab test which they claimed to be more effective than the usual oral one. While the method is not yet practised in other countries outside of China, it seems that the Chinese government is convinced of its increased effectiveness as based on a report by AirLive, the Republic announced that passengers arriving from abroad into China must undergo the anal swab test instead of the usual test.
AirLive quoted reports from local media which said that the Chinese authorities will impose this test on subjects at risk, contact cases or passengers arriving from abroad, during their quarantine at the hotel in China. Previously, Covid-19 anal swab tests have been administered to residents of neighbourhoods with confirmed Covid-19 cases in Beijing. It was also administered at the designated quarantine facilities.
A senior doctor from Beijing;’s You’an Hospital, Li Tongzeng commented that the anal swab test method ‘can increase the detection rate of infected people’ because traces of the Covid-19 virus lives longer in the anus than in the respiratory tract.
As of the time of writing, China requires all arrivals into the country to have multiple negative test results and go through 14 days quarantine in designated hotels on arrival before being allowed to roam the country.
In a more local context, there is no word on whether Malaysia intends to use anal swab tests for its citizens… yet. Well, if it’s more effective at detecting the virus, why not, right?
What do you guys think? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
“I am healthy” PM Muhyiddin & Dr Noor Hisham Have No Side Effects After Covid-19 Vaccination
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah received their first dose of...
MDKS Disappointed With Netizens Still Spreading Fake Photos of Their Signboard Amended in 2015
The Kuala Selangor District Council (MDKS) is disappointed and upset with the actions of netizens who are still spreading false...
Anyone Who Violates MCO SOPs Can Be Fined Up To RM10,000 Starting 11 March
The Movement Control Order is still being implemented in states such as Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Johor until 4...
11,000 Year-Old Perak Man Now Has A Face, Netizens Say He Looks Familiar
When we were learning Sejarah in Form One, a name that stood out in the textbooks was the “Perak Man”...
JUST IN: Parents Can Travel Interstate & Interdistrict To Send Their Kids To School
In his press conference today, Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that parents will no longer need to...
News21 hours ago
1yo Baby Fined RM100 By Condominium Management In Ampang For Not Wearing Mask In Elevator
News21 hours ago
KKM Explains Why PM Muhyiddin’s Vaccination Syringe Had Two Different Colours
Social Stories21 hours ago
Watch: M’sian Man Suprises His Wife & Kids After Being Stuck In SG For A Year
Social Stories23 hours ago
A Very Tired Husky Sleeps Through Staged Robbery At Jewellery Store In Thailand