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KUCHING, Sept 23: Residents of Kampung Rampangi Phase 2 in Petra Jaya here can get tested for Covid-19 for free this coming Saturday (Sept 25), from 9am to 2pm.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) will be conducting free swab tests for the residents at Kampung Rampangi Phase 1 Hall.
Village chief Ismail Hassan has advised residents, especially those with symptoms, to get themselves tested for Covid-19 at the scheduled testing site.
The State health authorities have constantly reminded people including those who have been fully vaccinated to be vigilant when it comes to Covid-19 symptoms.
Anyone who develops symptoms, even the mildest ones, should immediately get tested and seek clinical treatment.
Watch out for symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, chest discomfort or pain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, flu and muscle or body aches.
Symptoms can range from mild to severe illness, and may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Older people and those with severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from Covid-19 illness.
As such, people have been strongly advised to seek clinical treatment immediately as early detection and treatment can save lives.
Those who have tested positive or may have been exposed to Covid-19 should also isolate or quarantine themselves in order to stop the spread of Covid-19 across the community. — DayakDaily