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Coronavirus symptoms: Allergies, the flu or coronavirus? How to tell the difference

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CORONAVIRUS is sweeping the globe, and now cases are nearly at 2,000 across the UK. But how can you tell the difference between coronavirus symptoms and that of flu or allergies?
Coronavirus has infected nearly 200,000 people around the world and the number is increasing daily.

Countries are imposing strict measures to prevent further spread and resulting deaths, with the UK asking residents to “distance” themselves from one another.
Coronavirus – COVID-19 – is a virus which scientists are still learning about, having first surfaced in December 2019.

As such, a cure or vaccine are yet to be developed, which is why such strict tactics to avoid spread are in place.

Around the world, nearly 8,000 people have died from coronavirus, mostly those who are elderly and had pre-existing conditions.

While for some, symptoms can be mild, for others they can progress to pneumonia, organ failure and death.

Coronavirus symptoms: Coughing, shortness of breath and fever are all coronavirus symptoms. How can you tell the difference between symptoms of coronavirus, allergies or the flu?

With the UK Government asking anyone with a cough or fever to stay home, some confusion around the symptoms of coronavirus might be expected.

Symptoms of both the flu and coronavirus can appear similar, including

Fever

Fatigue

Body aches

Cough

Coronavirus symptoms: Some symptoms can seem like the flu, but shortness of breath is a coronavirus symptom. All of these symptoms can worsen over time for both flu and coronavirus.

In terms of allergies, symptoms are itchy eyes, blocked or stuffy nose and sneezing.

If you have a runny nose, itchy eyes or stuffy nose you could be either suffering from a common cold or allergies.

Some people may carry coronavirus but feel no symptoms at all, but are still able to pass it on to others.

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We would train a new police unit next week – IGP says following disbandment of SARs.

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has assured Nigerians that the training of a new police unit to take over from the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will commence next week.

Adamu gave the assurance when pop artiste, David Adeleke aka Davido, visited him in his office on Monday, October 12 over the ongoing #EndSARS protests. For over 72 hours, Nigerians youths nationwide have taken to the streets calling for the disbandment of SARS. The IGP responded by banning the dreaded police unit, but protesters say they doubt the police authorities sincerity. IGP Adamu has assured that a new unit of the police will be ready soon. Speaking to Davido, IGP Adamu said with SARS being disbanded, there was a need to get a new structure to carry out the duties the defunct police unit was carrying out, which is fighting violent crimes.

He said the new outfit would be intelligence-driven, properly trained and only act on special occasions that require their attention. He said the unit would be made up of fresh personnel with a fresh orientation and not officers from the scrapped unit. He said opportunities would be created for members of the public to participate in and make inputs to the formation of the new unit. IGP Adamu further said this was the first time they have decisively taken to dissolve SARS and called for calm as they continue to resolve all the issues. Nigerian parents blow hot, protest against disbandment of SARS, video goes viral. “I’m talking to you so I will keep talking to many others and get civil societies involved and get their input towards the new unit.” He said officers of the disbanded unit would be retrained and given other responsibilities in the force, but will not be reabsorbed into the new unit. Legit.ng had earlier reported that the IGP in response to calls and agitation from Nigerians to disband SARS, banned personnel of the unit from carrying out routine protocols, before the eventual disbandment.

The new directive from the IGP also affected operatives of other tactical squads of the police such as the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Anti-Cultism Squad.

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