WATCH | Ramaphosa praises new COVID-19, cancer research

President Cyril Ramaphosa attends the launch of NantAfrica COVID-19 and cancer initiative. It's aimed at building capacity for advanced healthcare on the African continent. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised the efforts of NantWorks LLC in the field of COVID-19 and cancer vaccines.  

NantWorks has signed a deal to collaborate with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the SA Medical Research Council.

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This will enable the rapid clinical development of next-generation vaccines for infectious diseases and cancer.

Meanwhile, The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 2,783 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the last 24 hours.

A total of 155 more COVID-19-related deaths take the death toll to 86,655.

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Source
eNCA

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