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Runny nose and cough - risk for COVID-19?

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 17, 2020 11:09 AM

jaycye 8 months

I’m 36, f. Started developing symptoms of runny nose and cough today. No fever or sorethroat at the moment. No contact with positive COVID-19 patients (that I am aware of), but there has been cases in areas surrounding my workplace and home (Sri Petaling, Bukit Gembira)

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Hi!

Thank you for your question. I understand that you are worried about the risk of COVID-19 infection.

Screening test should be done based on your risk profile. In order to identify your level of risk profile, 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.

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/.

Last Updated: Tue Mar 17 2020 11:09:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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