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China Denies Giving Anal COVID Tests to U.S. Diplomats

Added 02-26-21 03:38:02pm EST - “Despite the denial, the State Dept said Chinese officials said they gave the anal tests "in error."” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “China Denies Giving Anal COVID Tests to U.S. Diplomats”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Despite the denial, the State Dept said Chinese officials said they gave the anal tests “in error.”

Beijing “promised to stop using” those tests on diplomats. But now reports say China denies ever administering the tests.

“The State Department never agreed to this kind of testing and protested directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when we learned that some staff were subject to it,” a State Department spokesperson told VICE World News on Wednesday.

The spokesperson said Beijing had assured Washington that the test was given “in error” and that diplomatic personnel were exempt from the test, which was mandatory for incoming travelers in some parts of China.

“To my knowledge…China has never required U.S. diplomatic staff stationed in China to conduct anal swab tests,” foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a daily news briefing in Beijing.

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