Sandile Cele: the scientist at the heart of fight against new Covid-19 variant

31 January 2021 - 00:00

Not since the start of the pandemic have I wanted to break social distancing and high-five someone as much as I wanted to high-five Sandile Cele — in his case, for pursuing biological science instead of medicine.

Cele, a Durban-based scientist at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), managed to come up with a way to grow a live virus of the Covid-19 variant 501Y.V2 just two months after it was discovered in SA...

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