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The majority of Australians infected with Covid-19 should be able to cope with the virus well at home, according to infectious diseases expert Robert Booy. 

‘Most people can manage at home, and can manage well,’ he told Sunrise on Wednesday.

‘They will not get severe symptoms. They will get a cough, fever, lethargy and fatigue, and they will get better over a few days to a week.

‘All you need is adequate hydration, water, bed rest, if you have analgesics for pain, and antipyretic, for fever.’

Dr Booy added people should look out for chest pain, worsening breathlessness and lethargy as worrying symptoms that might need further medical attention.

Infectious disease expert Professor Robert Booy (pictured) believes the majority of Australians infected with Covid-19 should be able to cope with the virus well at home

‘For people with chronic conditions or lung disease, some are given an oximeter, a special machine to measure the amount of oxygen in your blood, and you know where you need more attention or to go to hospital if your oxygen saturation is dropping.’

Source: Daily Mail UK

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