Long COVID is a term used to define the symptoms faced by the people and the effects the coronavirus has on various individuals for weeks or months beyond the initial illness.
As per the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), long COVID lasts for more than 12 weeks. However, other studies claim that symptoms can last for more than eight weeks to become long COVID.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), one in five coronavirus patients exhibit symptoms “for a period of five weeks or longer”.
A recent lancet study claimed that COVID survivors faced symptoms even after six months of recovery, of which hair loss was a major source of concern.