At the seven-day mark, the local GP said he began to develop more worrying symptoms.
“Suddenly I became quite short of breath, I couldn’t really breathe properly or finish a sentence without coughing,” he recalled.
“I had no risk factors. I am reasonably young. I am the youngest doctor here. I just turned 50, I race a road bike. I like to think I am reasonably fit.”
Dr. Lee urges the people to be vigilant in the fight against Covid-19.
Once cleared from Covid-19, Dr Lee discovered he could barely ride a distance of 1km on a flat road and thought ‘this is a bit strange’.
“I remember sitting on the isolation bench outside the barber and my chest was really bouncing around (after riding the short distance).
“My colleagues sent me straight to a cardiologist.”
A stress test on the treadmill found Dr Lee had indeed developed an irregular heartbeat, but there was more to come.
Six weeks after he was deemed well, Dr Lee had an epileptic seizure during his shift at the surgery, leaving him hospitalised for four days.
An EEG (electroencephalogram) found he had new onset epilepsy.
“I had never had that before,” he said, “I am no longer allowed to ride a bicycle. I am not allowed to drive a car. I’m on medication now.”