Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
I am 20 years old, I have cough about 5 days and yesterday I got a covid test (rtk antigen) and it shows negative. I want ask that the result is accuracy?? Since I have the symptoms and went to test the covid test (rtk antigen)
Hi, thank you for reaching out to us.
We understand your concern regarding your inquiry especially during this time. In general, if anyone happens to be a close contact with an infected individuals, he or she should practice self quarantine and need to do their swab test as soon as possible. In your case, you and your colleagues need to do self quarantine and do the swab test. However more, information is needed to assess the whole picture.
According to the Ministry of Health, close contact refers to either:
Please monitor for your symptoms in the mean time as well. According to WHO, the common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are:
I would also encourage you to answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate their health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories. Further instructions will be given at the end of the quiz. Please act accordingly.
Meanwhile try to maintain physical and social distance between close friends and family members. You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test.
But if you want to seek a second opinion, you may try to contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and normalize wearing face mask in public.
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