Why a 5 Days MC for Flu Symptoms in this Pandemic

Author: FITivate | Published date: June 18, 2021 | Category: Medical

Understand the need to rest when you are sick to keep everyone safe

  • 80% of patients have mild symptoms. of COVID symptoms cases can have very mild flu symptoms
  • Thinking they are okay, These are the patients that might spread the virus as they mingle around with others
  • Medical Certificate ensures that patients are kept at home to reduce the spread
  • Common flu & minor illnesses tend to recover within 5 days. Any patients who have yet to recover after 5 days must go back for review with your family physician / GP for further assessment.
  • Based on studies on 181 patients from China, its been estimated that median incubation period for covid-19 is 5.1 days. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32150748/

Let us play a part in being responsible individuals. if you are sick, stay indoors and minimise contact with family members

By : Dr Chen Yiming

Family Physician, MBBS (Singapore), GDFM (NUS), GDFP Dermatology (NUS)



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