A day or two ago, Dr Norman Swan came down with a sore throat and a fever.
The ABC health broadcaster, who's been covering the novel coronavirus pandemic since it began, tried not to jump to conclusions.
But like many Australians with cold or flu-like symptoms at the moment, he had to consider whether it could be COVID-19.
"Normally I would just say I've got the flu and take some paracetamol and some warm tea and honey, which is my favourite cure for a sore throat, and ignore it," Dr Swan said.
"But of course you can't ignore these symptoms these days."
He immediately self-isolated, then called his GP, who decided that Dr Swan's high fever meant it was worth giving him a test.
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