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Covid symptoms: What are they and how long should I self-isolate?

The three main symptoms of coronavirus are a fever, a continuous dry cough or a loss of smell or taste.

According to the National Health Service and UK government, anyone showing these symptoms should get a coronavirus test and stay at home to stop the coronavirus from spreading further.

But how do you know if you have coronavirus or are ill with something else? What do the symptoms of coronavirus feel like?

And how long do you need to self-isolate for exactly?

BBC health and science correspondent, Laura Foster, explains.

Video by Laura Foster, Megan Fisher, Tobias Chapple and Terry Saunders.