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24 February 2021

Department of Health says Covid-19 antibody survey is legitimate

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Residents of Khayelitsha chased Epicentre Health Research field workers away, saying they didn’t know what the research was about. Cape Town – The Department of Health said a Covid-19 antibody survey that led to field workers being chased away by community members was legitimate.

National Department of Health spokesperson, Popo Maja, said the researchers were working with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on a seroprevalence survey. This involves conducting antibody tests to establish whether people had already had Covid-19.

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