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New ebola epidemic declared in Congo amid Covid-19 outbreak; 4 deaths reported

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Congo has recently declared a new ebola epidemic on Monday in the western city of Mbandaka, some 1000km away from an ongoing outbreak of the same deadly virus in the east.

Four people have already succumbed to death due to the new ebola.

“We have a new Ebola epidemic in Mbandaka. We are going to very quickly send them the vaccine and medicine,” Health Minister Eteni Longondo said in a statement.

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus posted a tweet that this the newly declared epidemic is a reminder that Covid-19 is not the only health threat the humanity is facing today.

The country has been known for its struggle to contain the spread of the ebola for nearly two years now, particularly in eastern borders with Rwanda and Uganda, which has killed more than 2,200 people. This is the world’s second-deadliest outbreak of the disease on record.

To date, Congo has 3,194 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 72 deaths and 454 recoveries.

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