The COVID-19 pandemic has the world in its grip even after more than 5 months. Yet experts and organisations keep changing their statement regarding the spread of the disease as new research comes to light. This is all very confusing for the common man and one of the main reasons why it is so difficult to contain the spread of the disease. The World Health Organization now says that it still believes that the spread of the novel coronavirus from people without symptoms is ‘rare’. This statement comes despite warnings from numerous experts worldwide that such transmission is more frequent.