WATCH | Frontline: Exclusive Q&A with South Africa's chief coronavirus scientist

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Join News live at 11:30 for an exclusive Q&A session with SA's chief coronavirus scientist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim.
Join News live at 11:30 for an exclusive Q&A session with SA's chief coronavirus scientist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim.

News24 hosted an exclusive Q&A session with Professor Salim Abdool Karim, South Africa's chief coronavirus scientist, on Wednesday, to provide you, our readers, with clarity about the novel coronavirus and nationwide lockdown.

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The internationally-acclaimed infectious diseases expert is well known in the scientific community and many in civil society remember him as a key voice of reason during the height of the HIV/Aids epidemic in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Karim is "leading the team" of scientific advisors to the government, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

During a media briefing on Monday night, Karim warned: "We cannot escape this epidemic."

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