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Covid-19 Back from Japan

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: March 7, 2020 8:40 AM

Anonymous 8 months

Already back from Japan 2 weeks ago (Osaka) before Japan become serious. Am I still in medium risk ? I have tried to get tested to ensure i am free from virus but hospital told me i no need to be tested as i dont have any symptoms. Please advise.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 8 months
General Practitioner

Hello there,good day!

I understand your concern due to the recent coronavirus outbreak worldwide. You should monitor closely your health for any signs of symptoms such as fever, coughing, shortness of breath and others up to 14 days.

Given that you have just returned from Japan, you are encouraged to answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories.

Besides COVID-19 infection, your symptoms can be caused by other health problems such as:

-Other bacterial or viral infection

-Asthma

-Allergic Rhinitis

-Pneumonia

-Tuberculosis

-COPD

You may consult a MOH doctor by clicking Ask Doctor at the Ministry of Health website (COVID-19 Portal) to ask any health issues related to COVID-19 starting from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

After 5.00 pm till 12.00 am, please direct your enquiries to our DoctorOnCall website at this link https://www.doctoroncall.com.my/tanya/.

Thank you and take care.

Last Updated: Sat Mar 07 2020 08:40:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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