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Korean posts share misleading advice on using Covid self-test kits

Published on 08/04/2022 at 08:46

Korean-language Facebook posts have repeatedly shared a graphic advising users of Covid-19 self-test kits to swab from the back of the throat to guarantee accurate results. However, health experts told AFP only trained professionals should collect swab samples from the back of the throat to avoid injury. South Korea's health officials advise that swabbing from just inside the nostrils is sufficient for self-test kits.