The newspaper notes that this decision was made because Chinese experts believe this type of coronavirus test is more accurate than from the throat or nose.
Special sites for such testing have already been installed at the airports of Beijing and Shanghai.
Earlier, at the end of January 2021, China began using anal tests as a type of coronavirus test. According to a study, COVID-19 stays in stool or rectum for a longer period.
In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 115.8 million cases have been registered, over 91.5 million people have recovered, and more than 2.5 million patients have died.