Anosmia and ageusia have emerged as peculiar tell-tale signs of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and possible markers of infection.
Anosmia is the loss of sense of smell.
Ageusia is an accompanying diminished sense of taste.
British ear, nose and throat doctors, citing reports from colleagues around the world, called on adults who lose their senses of smell to isolate themselves for seven days, even if they have no other symptoms, to slow the disease’s spread.
Source : Indian Express