I have flu like symptoms, should I get tested?

The symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. However, these are also symptoms of the flu. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) recommends that you should only get tested if you display symptoms plus:

  • Have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Travelled to a high-risk country
  • Worked in or been to a healthcare facility treating people with Covid-19
  • Have a severe case of pneumonia with an unknown cause.

However, one should consult your medical practitioner immediately if you display symptoms.

I am fortunate to be a COVID-19 survivor and this would not be possible without the care I’ve received from the health care professionals. They are indeed at the front lines in the fight against this disease and I’m so grateful to know that they are there to care for us. Brave, courageous and fearless heroes.