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Now, Ebola outbreak detected in Congo, 4 deaths reported

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The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday said that a new outbreak of Ebola has happened  in Wangata health zone in the Equateur province. So far, six Ebola virus cases have so far been identified in Wangata. Of these cases, four have died and two are alive and under care.

“TA new #Ebola outbreak detected in western #DRC, near Mbandaka, Équateur province.  @MinSanteRDC  has identified 6 cases, of which 4 people have died. The country is also in final phase of battling Ebola in eastern DRC, #COVID19 & the world’s largest measles outbreak,” World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted.

“This is a reminder that Covid-19 is not the only health threat people face,” Ghebreyesus also said. “Although much of our attention is on the pandemic, WHO is continuing to monitor and respond to many other health emergencies,” he added.

The deaths occurred between the 18t and 30 of May but they were only confirmed as Ebola-related on Monday.

Coronavirus has already spread in 25 provinces of Congo. There are over 3,000 confirmed cases and 72 deaths in the country so far.

Meanwhile, coronavirus related cases have increased further in the last 24 hours all across the world. The global tally of coronavirus cases now stands at 6,389,493, and 377,889 people have died from the disease so far