Tokyo: The Japan government has demanded that China must stop conducting anal swab COVID-19 tests on Japanese citizens as the procedure causes psychological distress.
The Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan said that the Japanese government did not receive any answer related to the COVID-19 testing procedure. Japan will continue to ask China to modify the way of coronavirus testing as the procedure being followed right now is not just painful for Japanese people, it hurts them mentally as well.
"Some Japanese reported to our embassy in China that they received anal swab tests, which caused a great psychological pain," he told a news conference.
It is incognito that how many Japanese people have gone through the anal swab test due to the coronavirus pandemic, he said.
Some of the Chinese cities are using samples from the anus so that no other potential to detect coronavirus is left.
The Foreign Ministry of China, last month denied that the US diplomats in the country have gone through the anal swab Covid-19 test, following media reports which complained that the procedure causes psychological pain.