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Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
I have a difficulty breathing sometimes. It concerns me because of this corona virus and yet im alone. I recently travel domestically (Kuching) and returned on sunday to kapit sarawak. Monday and tuesday 16 and 17 mac 2020 im working. I dont have a fever, and no cough. Just difficulty breathing sometimes starting 20 march 2020. I dont know where can i get a check up on corona virus in kapit. For your information my hometown is in Kuching and im working in kapit.
Thank you for your question. I understand your concern given the current situation out country is dealing with regarding COVID-19. From your explanation, it is difficult to determine if this is really a case of COVID-19. You may notice the symptoms of COVID-19 are non-specific and it occurs it most respiratory diseases. Hence, 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. The COVID-19 test will only be done for those of high risk.
Besides COVID-19 infection, symptoms of difficulty breathing 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/.