Asymptomatic coronavirus patients appear to have low transmission rates, according to a senior Chinese health official. Photo: AFP

Silent coronavirus carriers ‘unlikely to set off another wave of infections’

  • Chinese health official says research indicates that patients without symptoms appear to have low viral transmission rates but more investigation needed
  • Study of about 1,500 close contacts of asymptomatic cases finds only seven infected
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Asymptomatic coronavirus patients appear to have low transmission rates, according to a senior Chinese health official. Photo: AFP
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