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Should I go for Coronavirus Test Checking?

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 6, 2020 8:41 AM
Anonymous 8 months

Hi, I am 29 years old, Female. I did not travel anywhere outside of Malaysia. I am currently having continuous dry cough (with phlegm on morning) about 5 days ago. At first, i’m feeling dryness of my throat, after two days start coughing but not so serious, the third day become more serious and having flu. Should I be concerned about COVID-19 and get myself checked?

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
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Thank you for your question.

I understand about your concern regarding your risk of COVID19 infection As you are currently having symptoms suggestive of flu-like illness. In the meantime, 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 as follows:

  1. 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.

  2. Moderate risk: You have to visit your nearest healthcare facility to obtain further confirmation.

  3. 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.

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

  • Influenza infection
  • pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis

For more information, you can click on this link Tanya Doktor Pakar KKM (COVID-19 Portal)

Thanks

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