You may have already noticed that many local governments no longer require compulsory PCR tests or enforce quarantine for those who tested positive for COVID-19. This means that an increasing number of people will get infected.

The Most common symptoms of a COVID-19 infection are fever, body ache, sore throat, cough, fatigue and runny nose.

Do not be overstressed if you or your loved ones get infected but react attentively if your or one of your family members’ health situation changes.

If you have been fully vaccinated (have received 2 shots and the booster shot), you would most likely experience milder symptoms and recover faster than those who have not. Once you start to have (one of) the symptoms, make sure you drink a lot of water and rest well. You would not need medication, or only need some medication to alleviate your symptoms. If you want to take some medication but do not know what to take, please consult a pharmacist or other health professionals.

➡️If you are having a high fever for more than 3 days, or experiencing shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and/or chest pain, you may want to see a doctor.

➡️Elderly people, especially those with underlying diseases like cancer, renal diseases and cardiovascular diseases, are recommended to seek medical attention once infected.

Although COVID-19 does not normally cause severe infections, it is still important for us to protect our families and ourselves from it. When in public places, do remember to wear masks, keep a safe distance and clean your hands often. Please always follow the instructions implemented by your local authorities.

For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit the websites of your local foreign affairs office, National Health Commission and WHO.

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