Coronavirus test: Can you get a COVID-19 test done for yourself?


While individual and on-demand testing has been given the go-ahead, doctor or medical discretion is still advised.

According to officials, not every cough or fever is a COVID infection, hence, a test should only be taken if you don’t feel the symptoms subside 2-3 days after taking medications and considering doctors’ advise.

Currently, it is advised that patients with symptoms of cough or cold should only get prescribed medication from a doctor. Self-medication is strictly not advised. If symptoms persist after 3 days, or you notice other visible symptoms such as headaches, loss of smell or taste, gastrointestinal issues, doctors advise should be considered before going for a test.


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