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Professor Salim Karim says COVID-19 is here to stay for a while – Video

Professor Salim Karim

Professor Salim Abdool Karim says the easing lockdown regulations and the reopening schools are inevitable. He says normal life must be allowed to continue amid the coronavirus, as the virus is expected to be around for a while. Professor Karim chairs the government’s advisory committee on coronavirus.

“For as long as we do not have immunity and we do not have a vaccine, we are going to have to live with this virus. This virus is going to pose a threat continually, well into next year. So we have to find a way in which we can continue our normal lives. People go back to school, people go back to work in a systematic way that reduces the risk,” Karim said.

Professor Salim Karim

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Source: eNCA