On Thursday, March 25, BusinessLive reported that Prof Salim Abdool Karim, head of the ministerial advisory committee on Covid-19  (MAC) has resigned. Apparently Karim advised Health Minister Zweli Mkhize in a letter dated February 24, that his term of office would come to an end in March. He will devote his attention to his HIV research and other academic commitments. Karim is an internationally respected scientist who holds positions at the universities of Columbia, Cornell and Harvard.

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