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COVID Anal Swabs for Beijing Residents More Accurate, Says Chinese Expert

People line up to be tested for COVID-19 in Beijing, China, on January 23, 2021, as part of a drive to test two million people in 48 hours as the city rushes to snuff out a new local cluster of cases believed to be linked to a more contagious virus variant. NOEL CELIS/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

BY JOHN FENG

Newsweek

More than a million Beijing residents undergoing coronavirus testing amid a fresh outbreak have been administered anal swabs, which are considered more accurate and raise the chances of detecting COVID-19, said a Chinese disease specialist.

The key districts of Daxing and Dongcheng began a mass testing drive on Friday after a nine-year-old boy tested positive for the more virulent strain of the virus, first discovered in London and the southeast of England last month.

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