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Public Health to assess adding new Covid symptoms

Follows research at King's College London

Public Health will consider updating the list of symptoms which trigger a test for Covid-19.

It’s after scientists, at King's College London, conducted a study which recommended adding other ailments.

Currently people are offered a test if they have a high temperature, persistent cough, loss of taste or smell or shortness of breath.

However researchers say this should also include fatigue, a sore throat, headache and diarrhoea.

Health and Social Care Minister David Ashford says it is under consideration:

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