Having a runny nose, facial pain, postnasal drip and experiencing itchy eyes are common symptoms of having allergies or the common cold.
They are, however, not typical symptoms of COVID-19.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO): “The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and a dry cough.
“Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, or a sore throat.
“In a report from China of more than 1,000 patients, nasal congestion was seen in only one out of every 20 patients,” Dr Kristine Arthur, an internist at MemorialCare Medical Group said.