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EXCLUSIVE | Unscientific and nonsensical: Top scientist slams government’s lockdown strategy

Azarrah Karrim and Sarah Evans:

The government's phased exit from the lockdown is nonsensical and unscientific, says one of the top scientists advising it.

Dr Glenda Gray, a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) and chairperson of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), said the lockdown should be eradicated completely, and that non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI), such as handwashing, wearing masks, social distancing and prohibitions on gatherings, should be put in place.

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