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Sore throat mean Covid19?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: June 10, 2021 4:32 PM

Anonymous 3 months

I suffer sore throat hence would like to query whether I am contracted to Covid19?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 3 months
General Practitioner


First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms. Especially now, we’re in the midst of coronavirus outbreak.

Besides COVID-19 infection, symptoms of sore thoat can be caused by other health problems such as:

  • Tonsillitis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Dehydration
  • Wound in the throat due to eating hard, solid food

However, it is difficult to distinguish coronavirus infection from other health problems that manifest almost similar symptoms. Thus, 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 with appropriate steps that should be taken. This initiative is to reduce crowd coming to the hospital for screening in fear of coronavirus infection as well as to avoid you going out of the house unnecessarily.

You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test or contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and wear your face mask in public.

CPRC contact:

We hope this answers your questions. Thank You

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Last Updated: Thu Jun 10 2021 16:32:11 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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