Up close and personal with Covid-19 advisor Professor Salim Abdool Karim

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Salim Abdool Karim (Photo: Supplied)
Salim Abdool Karim (Photo: Supplied)

A table groaning with delicious doughnuts, flaky croissants and enough koesisters to satisfy his sweet tooth. It may seem a little indulgent for breakfast but it’s not everyday Professor Salim Abdool Karim takes the morning off. 

Still, this is a special occasion: his 60th birthday. And if anyone deserves a little downtime, it’s the good prof. 

As government’s chief adviser on Covid-19 “Slim”, as he’s known to his friends, has been working around the clock – and he’s the first to admit trying to get a handle on the deadly virus has been a Herculean task.  

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