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Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
43yo. Female. Recently travelled to Langkawi. No fever. Occasional cough - 1-2 times a day. Runny nose - sometimes. Active. Not lethargic. Good appetite.
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.
As mention above you have traveling history to Langkawi but you have no other symptoms but occasional cough and runny nose. So you are wondering if you should go for check up.
Before we can proceed to anything, we should assess your risk profile. You can 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 as follows and please act accordingly:
Low risk: You have to perform self-quarantine at home for at least 14 days. You also have to monitor your health such as taking your temperature and look out for any COVID-19 symptoms like coughing, fever, and shortness of breath.
Moderate risk: You have to visit your nearest healthcare facility to obtain further confirmation.
High risk: You have to visit your nearest healthcare facility immediately. If you are confirmed with COVID-19, you will be referred to a specific hospital and receive further treatment there. You will also be quarantined at the healthcare facility for surveillance.
For more information on coronavirus, please visit the official Ministry of Health portal at link here (MOH COVID-19 Portal). You can also consult a doctor for free regarding your condition by clicking Ask Doctor link on the portal.