SA will have a severe epidemic - Prof Salim Abdool Karim

Infectious disease specialist Professor Salim Abdool Karim, who chairs the government's advisory committee on Covid-19, has become a household name for being the man in the know about the coronavirus.

In this interview Abdool Karim explains why SA’s lockdown was so important, what recommendations his committee has put to government to begin lifting the national lockdown and what progress is being made on treatments and vaccines.