A loss of smell or taste may be a sign that you have coronavirus, according to UK researchers.
A team at King’s College London observed at responses from more than 400,000 people reporting suspected Covid-19 symptoms to an app.
But loss of smell and taste are also signs of other breathing infections, such as the common cold.
And specialists say fever and cough remain the most vital symptoms of the virus to look out for and act upon.
If you or somebody you live with has a new continuous cough or high temperature, the recommendation is stay at home to stop the risk of distribution coronavirus to others.