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Fever 2 days , no contact with positive patient

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: April 28, 2020 3:16 AM
Anonymous 7 months

Hi, may I know what’s the criteria besides fever , cough , etc of doing Covid test in government sector ?

Dr Sri Viknarajan 7 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

Thank you for your question. Based on your sister symptoms of fever and flu, she is encouraged to answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate her health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, she 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, her symptoms can be caused by other health problems such as:

  • Other bacterial or viral infection
  • Dengue fever
  • Malaria
  • Sinusitis
  • Pneumonia

Government hospital will prioritise anyone that has closed contact with positive COVID-19 patients. Travelled to COVID-19 endemic area as well as manifest typical symptoms of COVID-19.

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 Apr 28 2020 03:16:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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