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A 47-year-old male asked:

Should i get corona test for mild flu symptoms to exclude risk transmission evolved from headache, sore throat for one night, now dry cough, a clear mucus, no fever and recovering) can i get tested in sandton or is this restricted to severe cases?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19 testing: These symptoms could be caused by COVID 19. In South Africa- one consults with a medical provider who will determine need for COVID 19 testing. Consult your local primary care provider or you can use telemedicine for individual consultations. I live in the US - so I don't know about any possible testing restrictions in Sandton.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Covid-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Please contact your doctor by phone for further evaluation and mechanism for testing in your area. Wear a mask, stay away from others, practice hand hygiene. Be sure to get tested, if you get symptoms. If you develop breathing difficulty, go to the nearest hospital, immediately. Wish you good health.

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