Coronavirus: People with ‘minor signs’ may need to self-isolate – what does this mean?

Coronavirus: People with ‘minor signs’ may need to self-isolate – what does this mean?

But what is a “minor” respiratory tract infection?

Dr Jennifer Cole, biological anthropologist, took to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, to offer her explanation.

When asked by GMB presenter Susanna Reid whether a minor respiratory tract infection is a mild cold, Dr Cole answered: “It would be, so it would be coughing and thinking you have symptoms of a cough.”

She added: “Coronavirus is a cold – one of the viruses that cause common cold is a coronavirus. So it’s a different coronavirus.

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Published at Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:59:00 +0000