The symptoms of COVID-19 include coughing, a sore throat, shortness of breath or fever. 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 the abovementioned symptoms and have:
- been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 infected person;
- travelled to a high-risk country;
- worked in or been to a healthcare facility treating people with COVID-19; and
- a severe case of pneumonia with an unknown cause.
However, you should consult your medical practitioner immediately if you display symptoms.