WHO: COVID-19 spread from people without symptoms is rare

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The World Health Organization says it still believes the spread of the coronavirus from people without symptoms is “rare,” despite warnings from numerous experts worldwide that such transmission is more frequent and likely explains why the pandemic has been so hard to contain.Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical lead on COVID-19 said at a press briefing on Monday that many countries are reporting cases of spread from people who are asymptomatic, or those with no clinical symptoms. But when questioned in more detail about these cases, Van Kerkhove said many of them turn out to have mild disease, or unusual symptoms.Although health officials in countries including Britain, the U.S. and elsewhere have warned that COVID-19 is spreading from people...

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WHO: COVID-19 spread from people without symptoms is rare

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