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Scientists say it’s likely that South Africa’s decision to embark on a national lockdown early in its Covid-19 outbreak turned the tide against the coronavirus outbreak as no country has before. But the fight against the virus will stretch into months and preparations for field hospitals are underway.


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World-renowned HIV scientist and director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) Salim Abdool Karim gave the night’s keynote presentation. Abdool Karim is also the chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19.

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