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China implements invasive quarantine rules amid fear of holiday coronavirus outbreak – ABC News

China enforces strict new measures, including anal swab testing, as COVID-19 cases surge ahead of Lunar New Year, usually the country’s busiest time for travel.

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China is enforcing strict new measures, including anal swab testing, as COVID-19 cases surge ahead of Lunar New Year, a time of high travel for the country.
Key points:

  • Chinese health experts are divided over using anal swab testing for COVID-19
  • Authorities are imposing quarantine periods of up to one month for foreign arrivals
  • The Chinese Government is discouraging travel for Lunar New Year

Groups deemed necessary for “close monitoring”, including international arrivals, are being subjected to four…

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