A passenger gets a booster shot against Covid-19 at a government drive-thru vaccination site at the Luneta Grandstand in Manila, on May 22, 2022. PHOTO BY MIKE ALQUINTO

THE Department of Health (DoH) assured the public that practicing minimum public health standards is the best protection against new variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) and post Covid-19 conditions — also known as Long Covid.

These health protocols include wearing of face mask, isolating when sick, ensuring good airflow and getting vaccinated as soon as possible and boosted once eligible.

The Health department said that there is still no test to diagnose Long Covid.

"It has symptoms such as fatigue, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, joint pain, etc. These can be felt usually 3 months after being infected with the Covid-19 virus, may last for at least two months, and cannot be explained by other conditions," it added.

Those who experience difficulty in breathing, severe chest pain, lightheadedness or fainting should immediately go to the nearest hospital.

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