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Do i need to test for Covid 19

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 19, 2020 6:39 AM

Anonymous 8 months

Im 39years old. Work as a banker front liner. Last night tempreture was 37.8. Hv a bit of cough. After taking panadols today temperature return to normal. My kids at home all 4 of them had fever too. 2 recovered and 2 still on fever. My boss is asking if i should go for covid test. Should i?

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

I understand your worry regarding COVID-19. For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

  • Fever (more than 37.5 degrees celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sorethroat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

The needs of screening test should depends on your risk. Therefore, 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 and further actions suggested will be provided according to the classification.

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 DoctorOnCall Tanya.

Last Updated: Thu Mar 19 2020 06:39:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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