Confusion over advice that asymptomatic patients 'rarely' transmit COVID-19

WHO's statement has surprised infectious diseases experts who say it goes against their impression of the current science

The WHO is under fire for stating that the transmission of COVID-19 by people with no symptoms is "very rare".

Dr Maria van Kerkhove.

Experts say the guidance could pose problems for governments as they seek to lift lockdowns.

Dr Maria van Kerkhove, an epidemiologist and the WHO's technical lead on the coronavirus