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What happens next when you or someone you know tests positive for Covid-19?

The latest reports indicate that up to 80 per cent of those testing positive for the novel coronavirus in India are asymptomatic: they aren't displaying any symptoms

A woman gives samples to a medic for Covid-19 tests, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Ranchi. Photo: PTI
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A woman gives samples to a medic for Covid-19 tests, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Ranchi. Photo: PTI

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Imagine this. You wake up one morning with a headache and fever. You’re coughing as well, but you’re not sure if you have difficulty breathing. You wonder if you have the new coronavirus. What can you do next?

The latest reports indicate that up to 80 per cent of those testing positive for the novel coronavirus in India are asymptomatic: they aren’t displaying any symptoms. The typical symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, dry cough and difficulty breathing, in some cases chest pain as well. Anyone displaying all these symptoms should visit the nearest hospital to report themselves.

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First Published: Apr 27 2020 | 2:29 PM IST

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