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Coronavirus: UK expert says symptoms could be loss of taste or smell

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 21, 2020
One of the UK's leading Ear, Nose and Throat consultants has told Sky News there are new signs for detecting coronavirus in patients.
Nirmal Kumar
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The British Association of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT UK) say asymptomatic patients ones who do not have a fever or a cough could show a loss of smell or taste as symptoms after contracting coronavirus.

Topics: Coronavirus UK

It said in a statement: "Evidence from other countries that the entry point for the coronavirus is often in the eyes, nose and throat areas.

"We have also identified a new symptom (loss of sense of smell and taste) that may mean that people without other symptoms but with just the loss of this sense may have to self isolate again to reduce the spread of the virus."