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Check for covid - just return from travel

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 2, 2020 6:30 AM

Anonymous 9 months

Hi, I have just recently travelled to Houston (transit at Doha). To be safe I would like to take test if I’m infected. May I know if it is recommended that I do the test immediately upon return or I should wait few days? Able to do test at private hospital, if yes which one in Klang Valley? Tq

Dr Sashini Seeni 9 months
General Practitioner

Greetings, thank you for your question.

Based on the above information, we understand your concern about the problem you’re having. However, we need more information to assess your risk for COVID-19. This is because, each risk level comes with different management plan. Based only on your recent travel history, this might put you at low to medium risk.

If you think you have one of COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) you are advised to get check for it as we need an objective value to reassess the symptoms.

For more information on coronavirus, please visit the official Ministry of Health portal at link here (MOH COVID-19 Portal). You can also consult a doctor regarding your condition by clicking Ask Doctor link on the portal. Before that, you can answer a simple quiz to assess your risk (Assess Your Risk Here).

The answer is a general description of the problem you’re having. Please click on the link (DoctorOnCall) to contact your doctor or on the link (DoctorOnCallEPharma) to speak with our pharmacist online. We will protect your privacy. Thank you

Last Updated: Mon Mar 02 2020 06:30:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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