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New Ebola outbreak detected in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo; WHO surge...

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak.

Update COVID-19 31 May 2020

31 May 2020 — Eleven (11) new CoVID_19 cases were identified out of 1092 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three hundred and seventy (370). To date, two hundred and fifty-six (256) patients have recovered and been discharged, with one (1) death occurred on 30th May. The number of active cases is a hundred and thirteen (113).


 All active cases are in isolation in stable condition.  

Update COVID-19 30 May 2020

30 May 2020 — Four (4) new CoVID_19 cases were identified out of 1368 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three hundred and fifty-nine (359). To date, two hundred and fifty (250) patients have recovered and been discharged, with one (1) death. The number of active cases remains a hundred and four (108).


 All active cases are in isolation in stable condition.  

Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign 

Maiduguri, 29 May 2020 - As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak in north-east Nigeria, Borno State, WHO in collaboration with partners, has launched a campaign tagged “COVID-19 Heroes Campaign”, to recognize and designate survivors as heroes and heroines . 

Update COVID-19 29 May 2020

29 May 2020 — Six (6) new CoVID_19 cases were identified out of 1340 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three hundred and fifty-five (355). To date, two hundred and forty-seven (247) patients have recovered and been discharged, including two (2) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is a hundred and eight (108).


 All active cases are in isolation in stable condition.

WHO urges caution as countries in Africa ease lockdowns

Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early and these appear to have helped slow down the spread of the disease. However, there are concerns that if these measures are relaxed too quickly, COVID-19 cases could start increasing rapidly.

Update COVID-19 28 May 2020

28 May 2020 — Three (3) new CoVID_19 cases were identified out of 1766 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three hundred and forty-nine (349). To date, two hundred and forty-five (245) patients have recovered and been discharged. The number of active cases is a hundred and four (104).


 All active cases are in isolation in stable condition.  

Update COVID-19 27 May 2020

27 May 2020 — Seven (7) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2059 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three hundred and forty-six (346). To date, two hundred and forty-five (245) patients have recovered and been discharged, including one (1) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is a hundred and one (101).


 All active cases are in isolation in stable condition.  

Update COVID-19 26 May 2020

26 May 2020 — Six (6) new CoVID_19 cases were identified out of 1074 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three hundred and thirty-nine (339). To date, two hundred and forty-four (244) patients have recovered and been discharged, including six (6) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is ninety-five (95).


 All active cases are in isolation in stable condition.