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Coronavirus warning – the ‘extremely common’ symptom of COVID-19 you may be ignoring

Coronavirus is an infectious disease that has been confirmed in almost 10 million people across the world. You could be at risk of the virus if you develop unexplained muscle pains, 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 may be at risk of coronavirus infection if you develop unusual muscle aches.

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“Muscle aches [myalgia] are extremely common,” said the medical website.

“Almost everyone has experienced discomfort in their muscles at some point.

“Because there’s muscle tissue in nearly all parts of the body, this type of pain can be felt practically anywhere. However, there’s no single cause for muscle aches and pains.

“Muscle aches aren’t always harmless, and in some instances, home treatment isn’t enough to address the underlying cause. Myalgia can also be a sign that something is seriously wrong in your body.”

You should speak to a doctor if your muscle pain won’t go away after a few days.

But, just because you develop muscle aches, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have coronavirus.

It could also be caused by over-exercising, or by skipping a warm up ahead of your workout.

You should, however, self-isolate at home if you develop muscle pain along with one of the three key signs of COVID-19.


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