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Symptoms caused by coronavirus include headache, loss of smell or taste, head cold or blocked nose, cough, shortness of breath, loss of energy or fatigue, muscle pain, throat pain or irritated throat, fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Coronavirus testing

If you have suspect that you have been infected with coronavirus, you can take a home test (antigen home test).

Coronavirus test in health care services can be taken if you have symptoms suitable for a coronavirus infection and:

  • a health care professional has recommended a test or
  • you are in a risk group for severe COVID-19 disease, or
  • you are pregnant or
  • you work in social welfare and health care in client and patient work, or
  • you work in any task in 24-hour care or disability services.

In addition, we recommend that employees at fur farms that raise minks and raccoon dogs take a coronavirus test if they have fitting symptoms or have been exposed to the coronavirus.

If you need a coronavirus test taken by healthcare services, call to a health station.

Coronavirus tests can be taken at Siun sote health stations. Always make an appointment for the test.

Treatment of coronavirus disease

Coronavirus is comparable to other respiratory tract infections, and there is no longer any need for specific instructions on coronavirus.

In most cases, coronavirus infection can be treated at home, just as other acute respiratory tract infections. A mild coronavirus infection is treated in the same way as the common cold.

If the general condition gets worse or the symptoms are serious, contact health care: health station or emergency services 116117. In situations requiring immediate treatment, call the emergency number 112.

People in risk groups should contact health care services at a low threshold so that medical treatment can be started for coronavirus symptoms if necessary.

You can return to normal life when the fever is gone and the symptoms have clearly got better. This usually takes 3-5 days. The contagiousness of virus infections decreases rapidly after the symptoms start, even if the cold or cough continues longer.

Even if you had a coronavirus infection in your family, other family members can go normally to work, school, day care or hobbies if they have no symptoms.

Protect yourself against infections and prevent their spread

The vaccine is the best protection against coronavirus. The vaccine effectively prevents severe coronavirus disease.

Protect yourself and your family from infection:

  • If you fall ill, stay at home until the symptoms have clearly got better. If you have to leave home when you are sick, you can wear a face mask if you wish.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue and put the tissue in the bin after use. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not into your hands.
  • Assess your own risk, use a mask if necessary and keep a distance.
  • Make sure that ventilation is adequate.