Nigerians will wake up to the news of the death of a popular politician and former Senator, Buruji Kashamu who died of complications from COVID-19 at the First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

The news of his death comes at a time when Nigerians are trying to return to their usual way of life after the lockdown imposed by the Federal Government due to the novel virus. 

Many people believed that the virus is real, however, a few others believe it is verisimilar while a few others speculated that Nigerians have an immune system that can battle and defeat any form of the disease. Funny right? 

Coronavirus is infamous for having somewhat strange symptoms or no symptoms at all (a report by the Life Hacker claims up to 40% of people infected with the novel coronavirus may show no signs. But sometimes the virus makes its presence abundantly clear. But, what are the sure signs that show someone already had Coronavirus?

Shortness of Breath
This is often one of the first signs of COVID-19, and it can linger for weeks or months after recovery. The virus causes lung inflammation and damage that can make it hard to catch a breath and can lead to pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Dry Cough That Just Won't Go Away
A July study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (The U.S Department of Health and Human Services) shows 43% of people who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 reported their cough hadn't gone away by 14 to 21 days after they tested positive.
Do not get this wrong, a persistent cough with fever is the most common sign of coronavirus. It's dry, persistent and causes shortness of breath. 

Loss of Smell or Taste That Continues
This curious symptom seems to be a telltale sign of COVID-19 infection (although not everyone experiences it). According to one study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 64% of people with COVID-19 reported a loss of smell or taste.

You Have Long-Lasting Heart Damage
The virus can cause heart inflammation that can lead to serious conditions such as myocarditis and pericarditis (inflamed tissue that can cause irregular heartbeat and other problems). According to one study published in JAMA Cardiology, three-quarters of people diagnosed with COVID-19 had evidence of heart damage visible on an MRI weeks after they recovered.