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I have been having sore throat and have been in contact with someone potentially infected with the covid-19 virus

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 6, 2020 8:57 AM

surendraananth 8 months

I was at a lawyers meeting on 27.2.2020. One lawyer in the meeting has tested positive of Covid-19. I was in close contact with his partner on the same day. The partner has tested negative but is under quarantine. I’ve been having a sore throat since yesterday. Should I get myself checked ?

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your question.

First and foremost, I understand your concern regarding this issue of coronavirus since there’s an outbreak of the virus.

I understand about your worry since you are experiencing sore throat following your contact with the COVID 19 partner.
There are many reasons that may cause sore throat. These include:

  • viral infection
  • tonsillitis
  • trauma
  • bacterial infection

Nevertheless, we cannot omit the posibility of COVID19. Therefore, you are advice to asssess your risk profile. You can assess that by answering 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 and please act accordingly.

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.

Thank you

Last Updated: Fri Mar 06 2020 08:57:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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