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Covid-19 worries after i went to angsana mall and danga bay on 2/3/202

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 6, 2020 11:22 AM

Anonymous 8 months

I went to Angsana mall on 2/3/2020 and there were rumours saying that the virus has reach the mall. On thursday 5/3 i had some difficulty to breath when i woke from sleep and had running nose from morning till dusk. I had cough too and fever at night. Today my cough gets better and i had on off fever. Is this symptoms of covid-19? I’m seeking for your advice dr.

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for asking question.

I understand about your concern regarding your risk of COVID19 infection. Based on your symptoms of difficulty breathing, cough, runny nose and on off fever, you may want 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 as follows:

  1. Low risk: you need to perform self-quarantine at home for at least 14 days. You also need to monitor your health such as taking his temperature and look out for any COVID-19 symptoms like coughing, fever, and shortness of breath.
  2. Moderate risk: You have to visit the nearest healthcare facility to obtain further confirmation.
  3. High risk: You need to visit your nearest healthcare facility immediately. If you are confirmed with COVID-19, you will be referred to a specific hospital and receive further treatment there. You will also be quarantined at the healthcare facility for surveillance.
    Please act according to your risk.

Nevertheless, these symptoms can be due to multiple problem besides COVID19.

  • Viral infection
  • allergic rhinitis
  • sinusitis
  • pneumonia
  • dengue fever

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 for free regarding your condition by clicking Ask Doctor link on the portal.

Last Updated: Fri Mar 06 2020 11:22:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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