- Aug 6, 2020
As Congo battles the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Ebola outbreak has resurfaced in the northwest, just as authorities were prepared to declare the end of Ebola in three eastern provinces.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in Congo, the country’s Catholic bishops are insisting on measures to also fight Ebola, the deadly epidemic that has made a surprise return.
The Ebola strain that broke out in August 2018 could offer lessons on how to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak, which, to date, has killed 13 people in the DRC and recorded 134 cases.
The coronavirus has the world’s attention.
A leading U.S. Catholic aid agency will be working to “correct vaccine myths” as the World Health Organization prepares to begin using a second experimental Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A Catholic diocese in Congo has boosted measures to protect its congregations against Ebola, after the latest outbreak was declared an international emergency by the World Health Organization.