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Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
60 yr old woman, has headache and flu since this morning (25 March). No fever, no cough, no sore throat. Hasn’t left the country since December 2019, last trip was to Hatyai. Only trips out of house since MCO have been to buy food. Should go get tested for COVID or no need?
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.
From your given situation I would advice you 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 an advice on the next appropriate steps that you should take.
Nevertheless, you should watch out for your current symptom and development of any other such as
In the meantime, it is very crucial for you to follow this step from Centre of Disease Control (CDC) to prevent from contracting or spreading the virus:
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/.