A 38-year-old female asked:
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i was advised by my doc not to test for covid-19 even though i had had contact with someone who tested positive. in line with work protocol, i informed them of my situation and now they need proof that i am negetive. how do i do that without a test?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Covid contact: Get tested here is a list of sites in South Africa. Tahts how the pandemic spread by asymptomatic carriers. Get tested!!!Self quarantine till results are in. https://www.nicd.ac.za/covid-19-testing-sites/
Answered on Jul 22, 2020
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: That is a dog-gone good question. Will your work situation accept a 14 day quarantine instead of a test result? My understanding is that in South Africa, one needs a doctor's referral to get tested - so this is a predicament.
Answered on Jul 26, 2020
Dr. Lervasen Pillay
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Contact with covid: I would suggest get tested. don't waste time. u may be an asymptomatic carrier and spread. if you were exposed at work and followed the guidelines, you should have went for a test even if you had isolated at the new guidelines days of 10 days
Answered on Jul 22, 2020

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