At Least 85,000 Foreign Workers in Gyeonggi Ordered to get COVID-19 tested Before March 22

At least 85,000 foreign workers of Gyeonggi province were required to have COVID-19 test as the cases in foreigner-dense areas and workplaces rise. The officials said that the provincial government released an order directing all foreign workers to get tested …

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Emergency Authorization of Covaxin Requested in Brazil

Brazilian company Precisa Medicamentos has requested emergency use of the Covaxin vaccine from the country’s health regulator. Precisa Medicamentos made the request at the behest of India’s Bharat Biotech. Anvisa, Brazil’s health regulator, has said that Covaxin will be trialed …

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China Makes Anal Swabbing for Foreign Arrivals Mandatory

China has made COVID-19 anal swab tests mandatory for almost all international arrivals. The Chinese  National Health Commission claimed that the tests are more accurate compared with the standard nasal or throat swabs and have been using them since January. …

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Tokyo Demands that Beijing Stop Anal Swabbing of Japanese Citizens

Tokyo has demanded that Beijing stop conducting COVID-19 anal swab tests on Japanese citizens because it caused them “psychological pain.” “Some Japanese reported to our embassy in China that they received anal swab tests, which caused a great psychological pain,” …

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