WHO Covid-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove later said her remarks on asymptomatic spread were referring to a few studies, not the complete picture. Photo: ReutersWHO Covid-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove later said her remarks on asymptomatic spread were referring to a few studies, not the complete picture. Photo: Reuters
WHO Covid-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove later said her remarks on asymptomatic spread were referring to a few studies, not the complete picture. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus confusion reigns as World Health Organisation scrambles advice about masks and asymptomatic spread

  • UN health body clarifies earlier statement describing asymptomatic transmission of Covid-19 as ‘rare’
  • Public will ignore instructions if given contradictory messages, making it more difficult to control pandemic, experts warn
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
WHO Covid-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove later said her remarks on asymptomatic spread were referring to a few studies, not the complete picture. Photo: ReutersWHO Covid-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove later said her remarks on asymptomatic spread were referring to a few studies, not the complete picture. Photo: Reuters
WHO Covid-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove later said her remarks on asymptomatic spread were referring to a few studies, not the complete picture. Photo: Reuters
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