SAMA: Get tested for COVID-19, even if you think it's flu

Managing our health over the last two years, has been challenging. The slightest hint of a headache or a sore throat, has been cause for concern for many of us. So, when should we treat it as just an ordinary sniffle or a cough? And when should we get tested for Covid-19? eNCA speaks to SA Medical Association's Mvuyisi Mzukwa for more. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Get tested for COVID-19, even if you have mild flu-like symptoms.

That's the advice from the South African Medical Association.

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The organisation said there's a very thin line between the flu and the Omicron variant.

"It's important to test no matter how mild symptoms look like," SA Medical Association's Mvuyisi Mzukwa said.

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"You need to make sure it's not COVID-19.

"Don't treat lightly whatever symptoms you have until you test, that's my advice."


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