In case of respiratory symptoms and fear of having contracted the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is it necessary to go to the hospital immediately?
No, first of all it is advisable to contact 112, which is active 24 hours a day.
If you have been exposed to risk factors, such as having been in areas where the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is circulating or have been in contact with people with confirmed new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection in the laboratory, first of all it is advisable to contact the single emergency number 112, or the regional toll-free numbers, for more information and indications on the behavior to be followed.
World Health Organization (WHO). Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters (English)
Epicenter. Coronavirus and new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - FAQ
European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Q & A on novel coronavirus (English)