China has begun using a new COVID test for those it considers to be at high risk of contracting the virus. They say it's more accurate and "can increase the detection rate of infected people."
It seems traces of the virus linger longer in the anus than in the respiratory tract, thus making it a better option. Well, better for detecting the virus that is.
Meanwhile, China has also tightened internal restrictions, with Beijing announcing that people from medium- or high-risk areas will be barred from the city as of today to reduce the risk of transmission over the lunar new year period.
Arrivals into the country must provide multiple negative test results and quarantine for at least 14 days in a designated hotel, with many cities and regions imposing additional home observation requirements.
Reminds me of the old oral/rectal thermometer joke. What’s the difference between a traditional COVID test and an Anal COVID test? The taste!
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