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How Can I Get Tested For Coronavirus in the Netherlands?

by Rafal Sulowski

The approach towards fighting Coronavirus COVID-19 is different in many countries. Some perform aggressive testing and another test only people with symptoms. How does it work in the Netherlands? How Can I Get Tested For Coronavirus in the Netherlands?

At the moment, in the Netherlands, only people with worsening symptoms, and people who have been in contact with someone infected get tested. The reason behind this is that there are not enough tests.

You can get tested by calling your GP or hospital and it takes 24 hours to get results. You get specific instructions on what to do from your GP. The procedure varies based on your health state. If you’re experiencing serious problems get in touch with your GP immediately.

Get Tested Only When:

  • Breathing Problems
  • Temperature over 38*
  • cough

If you have a temperature below 38* and symptoms of a cold you should stay at home and don’t contact your GP.

What Happens When Infection is Confirmed?

When Coronavirus infection is confirmed, the protocol in the Netherlands is to keep a patient in isolation. Based on the symptoms isolation is at home or in the hospital. There are 14 laboratories in Holland testing patients for Covid19

How Can We Slow Down This Epidemy?

  1. Stay At Home – Limit contact with others.
  2. Prepare Your Household – Buy food, masks, and trim unnecessary expenses
  3. Never go out if sick
  4. Practice excellent personal hygiene. Don’t touch your face, wash your hands, stay 2 meters away from others
  5. Help others in your neighborhood and community
  6. Take Vitamine C + D3 to boost health. Get good rest.

How To Avoid Being Infected?

  • Avoid all gatherings, large and small
  • All sick people must wear a mask at all time
  • Decontaminate all surfaces that might be touched before anyone can touch them
  • Trust yourself! Follow your instincts and avoid potentially dangerous situations.
  • Wash your hands
  • Listen to trusted sources. Too many public officials are giving out bad information.

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