President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised the efforts of NantWorks LLC in the field of COVID-19 and cancer vaccines.
NantWorks has signed a deal to collaborate with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the SA Medical Research Council.
This will enable the rapid clinical development of next-generation vaccines for infectious diseases and cancer.
Meanwhile, The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 2,783 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the last 24 hours.
A total of 155 more COVID-19-related deaths take the death toll to 86,655.