DRC begins countdown to end of Ebola

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has started a 42-days countdown to end Ebola in the country.

In a statement posted on the WHO website, the chief stated that there was continued hope to end the virus.

He said; “The last person who was being treated for Ebola in the DRC recovered and was discharged on May 14.

“On that day, the DRC Ministry of Health announced the beginning of the 42-day countdown to the end of the outbreak.

“We now have 36 days to go but new cases could still emerge, as we have seen before. The pandemic has taught and informed many lessons: Health is not a cost; it’s an investment.

“To live in a secure world, guaranteeing quality health for all is not just the right choice; it’s the smart choice.”

The director-general, however, thanked the member state representatives and ministers for joining the World Health Assembly and signing up to a historic consensus resolution on COVID-19 and the way ahead.

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