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Professor Tulio de Oliveira is the director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) at UKZN. He joins us for another Covid-19 information session.

Listen to the full interview here:

This week, Professor Oliveira is back with more facts and figures on Covid-19. Last week, he told us about the programme that he is spearheading. He and his multi-disciplinary team of world-renowned experts mainly focus on analysis and control of viral outbreaks and genomic analysis.

This week he spoke to Darren about the numbers in South Africa compared to Sweden and other countries. Numbers show that South Africa is coping with the pandemic quite efficiently.

Here is a video of mortality supplied by Prof Oliveira:

Below is the comparison of demographic, health resource, and COVID-19 indicators for South Africa and nine other countries:

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						<p><b>News date:</b> 2020-05-15</p>
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KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).

Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira