Coronavirus is an infectious disease that has been confirmed in more than eight million people across the world. You could be at risk of the virus if you develop a persistent runny nose, it’s been revealed.
The UK lockdown is slowly being eased, as shoppers are now allowed to explore the high-street in England, provided they remain socially-distanced.
You can also visit someone else’s garden, as long as the person you’re visiting isn’t shielding, and there aren’t more than six people in the garden at once.
But, the government has still advised the public to remain indoors as much as possible, in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
You could be at risk of the infection if you often have a runny nose.
“People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness,” said the CDC.
“People with these symptoms may have COVID-19; cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, congestion or runny nose.
“This list does not include all possible symptoms.”
“Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.”
But, just because you have a runny nose, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have coronavirus.
It could also be caused by hay fever, or simply a common cold.
If you develop a runny nose, try taking an antihistamine hay fever tablet, as that may reduce symptoms.
You should consider speaking to a doctor if you’re worried about coronavirus symptoms.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus include a high fever, and a new continuous cough.
Shortness of breath and a loss of smell or taste have also been linked to the infection.
Some patients have also reported diarrhoea, headaches, and even a widespread rash.
If you’re worried that you may have the infection, you should quarantine yourself for at least seven days if you live alone, and at least 14 days if you share a household.