US diplomats in China had an anal swab for Covid-19: State Department

US diplomats in China had an anal swab for Covid-19: State Department
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US diplomats in China were subjected to anal swab tests for Covid-19A Foreign Ministry spokesman confirmed Thursday, adding that a protest had been lodged with the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

The United States had received assurances from China that the tests were carried out in error and that diplomatic personnel were exempt from this specific test requirement, the spokesman said.

“The ministry is committed to ensuring the safety of American diplomats and their families while maintaining their dignity, which is in line with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and other relevant provisions of diplomatic law,” the spokesman said.

The story was first told by The Washington Post.

Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of …



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