The Covid test was a little expensive, but the process was fairly straightforward, exploding cylinders notwithstanding. A medic in full PPE came to our doorstep to collect the swab sample and the report was sent by email roughly 24 hours later.
We were unwilling, at first, to entertain the possibility that it could be Covid. Seasonal flu perhaps. Or even malaria or dengue, both of which are rampant at this time of the year. But surely not Covid!