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The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ends the Ebola outbreak in the east

June 25, 2020

The Health Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Longondo Eteni, has ended the Ebola outbreak that has affected the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri since August 2018, although the country has another outbreak in the West 13 dead remained.

Since the epidemic began, the tenth in the country where Ebola first appeared, there have been 3,470 cases and 2,287 deaths. The authorities ended the outbreak in April, but a new case appeared two days earlier. However, no more have occurred for 57 days, so the outbreak can be stopped.

The Minister thanked the partners and agents involved in the fight against Ebola. “Victory over this long epidemic is also the result of international cooperation,” he added, according to the Actualité portal.

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ends the Ebola outbreak in the eastThe government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ends the Ebola outbreak in the east

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already celebrated the “good news”. “WHO congratulates everyone involved in this hard and often dangerous work on the end of almost two years of the outbreak,” the UN agency wrote on Twitter.