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Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 25, 2020 8:19 AM

Anonymous 15 days

Hi , previously I asked regarding the tightness in my chest and I went to A clinic and it was because of gastric reflux. Today I woke up my temperature is between 37.2-37.5. And the tightness of my chest is on and off. Do I need to go testing for COVID 19?

Dr Sashini Seeni 15 days
General Practitioner


Thank you for your question. I understand your worries regarding your symptoms of difficulty in breathing. Based on your symptom, 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. According to WHO, the common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are:

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

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

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

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