Aside difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain, pressure, loss of speech or movement as main indicators of the virus, British health officials have recently added loss of taste and smell to their Coronavirus symptoms list.
This follows warnings from experts, who claimed COVID- 19 cases were being missed.
“From today, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough, fever or anosmia.
Jonathan Van Tam, Britain’s medical officer said in a statement “Anosmia is the loss or a change in your normal sense of smell. It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.”
Van-Tam also advised anyone who notices a distinct change in their sense of taste or smell, to self-isolate for seven days.
The symptoms will now join fever, dry cough, tiredness, aches and pains, sore throat diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache, rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes , with Van-Tam saying it would mean a 2 per cent rise in picking up cases.