You should get tested for Covid-19, if you have the flu-like symptoms, a respiratory diseases expert says.

Dr Joseph Aluoch says there is unlikely to be any flu outbreak in Kenya at the moment.

Dr Aluoch says symptoms associated with the Covid-19 Omicron variant could mirror those that normally accompany common cold, and it could easily be mistaken for cold or even influenza.

“The Omicron variant multiplies faster in the upper respiratory tract and more slowly in the lungs. So it presents like the common cold. If you have flu-like or common cold symptoms please get tested for Covid,” he says.

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