My Covid test results came back negative, but I’m still struggling to smell 5 months later

Humaira Iqbal
Mar 28 · 3 min read

In October 2020, a member of my household tested positive for Covid-19, so my family and I began our 14-day quarantine. Soon after, I developed symptoms myself (mainly a persistent cough), so I booked a test. From the moment I got to the test centre, I was coughing all the way through. And yes, it was embarrassing.

Fast forward to a couple of days later, and I received an email at 03:10 am.