Loss of taste and smell may be new symptoms of coronavirus
New Delhi : The government is discussing if they should include sudden loss of taste and smell as the new symptoms for coronavirus, said a report.
This comes one week after a meeting of the National Task Force on Covid-19 was held but no consensus was reached. "At the meeting, some members suggested including loss of taste and smell in the eligibility criteria for corona testing stating that several patients had been reporting symptoms like these," a source in the Health Ministry told news agency PTI.
According to an health expert, loss of smell and taste cannot be considered as the symptoms of COVID-19 as it can happen with patients suffering from normal flu or influenza. Though it could be used as early signs for the detection of disease and it can be cured before it gets dangerous.
Meanwhile, the total tally of positive cases in India has crossed 300,000 mark, taking the fourth spot on world's most affected countries with the virus.