The first National COVID-19 Conference, which took place via the Zoom online platform on 31 July 2020, showcased the variety of ways in which science, technology and innovation are being harnessed for South Africa’s response to the disease.
The conference, which lasted a little under six hours, began with an opening session of addresses by various dignitaries, including President Cyril Ramaphosa (delivered on his behalf by Dr Blade Nzimande), three government Ministers and the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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