WATCH: Professor Karim says COVID-19 here to stay for a while

Professor Salim Abdool Karim has become a household name in the country amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The Infectious Disease specialist chairs government's advisory committee on coronavirus. He's also Director at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - 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.

WATCH: Professor Karim's full presentation

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.

Basic Education has proposed that pupils return to school in phases.

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