Symptoms of COVID-19 and testing for COVID-19

Learn to recognise the symptoms of COVID-19, what to do if you develop any of them and how to access a free online consultation for medical help. Also, find out how to differentiate COVID-19 from a cold or the flu. And, understand testing for COVID-19.

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Discovery and Vodacom have partnered to deliver a virtual healthcare platform that is free to use and makes doctor consultations available to all South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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What’s novel coronavirus 2019 and how does it compare to flu? We’re a month away from flu season, and with the novel coronavirus 2019 on everyone’s mind, here’s what you need to know...
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Currently a global public health concern, health officials around the world are learning more about novel coronavirus 2019 each day.
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Discovery Health CEO Dr Ryan Noach has called on all South Africans to work together to stop the 2019 coronavirus in its tracks. What should you do if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19?
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It's a good idea to seek medical evaluation as early as possible if your child is ill. There is some overlap between the symptoms of COVID-19, flu and the common cold.
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You should only be tested for particular reasons, and there is a specific process you have to follow to undergo the test for COVID-19. Here is how it works.
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Don’t buy into online information about self tests for COVID 19 that seem cheap and promise a quick and accurate result. There really is only one reliable form of testing.
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Whether you suspect you have COVID-19 but haven’t been tested, or you’ve tested positive – either way you need to self-isolate for 14 days. But do you need to be re-tested after this isolation period? Find out here.
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