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Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
I’ve been having a minor cough and chest discomfort since Sunday, 16/03/2020. Should I get myself screened for COVID-19 or could this be a mild case of the common cold?
Thank you for your question. I understand your concern regarding your symptoms. Since you are having cough and chest discomfort, 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. Covid-19 tests are prioritized for those of high risk. Hence, we provide home testing services for those not qualified for government COVID-19 testing, accessible through this link: COVID-19 Screening At Home.
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 https://www.doctoroncall.com.my/tanya/.