COVID-19 Symptoms


Known COVID-19 Symptoms?

Shortness of Breath

One of the symptoms of COVID-19 is shortness of breath. Shortness of breath is less common than fever and cough, but happens in about 30% of people.

Sore Throat

A sore throat is one of the early, mild symptoms of coronavirus. If you suddenly develop a sore throat, it's best to self-isolate for 14 days as precaution.


Continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse).


High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature). It is best to seek medical care early.


A headache isn't a common symptom of the virus, but about 14% of people infected with corona have experienced it. It can be pretty intense in nature.

Testing for Coronavirus?

We should all do our bit to act responsibly when it comes to reducing transmission so we should ideally all take tests before attending public spaces with lots of people in them.  There are groups who should take extra special care with regular testing not limited to:

The elderly, vulnerable and those in close contact with these groups.
The immunosuppressed and those in close contact with them.
Anyone visiting special settings like schools and hospitals.
People attending large indoor gatherings or using air travel.
Anyone experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms.
Those with very young children.
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