Friday , April 23 2021

Attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Following deadly attacks on Friday in the city of Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ebola's response activities continue.

While all WHO, health and partner staff were safe and reported, 16 WHO employees were evacuated to Goma for mental care after their housing was hit by a shell that did not explode.

Ebola response operations were ongoing but limited in Beni on Saturday.

The vaccination was terminated and the surgery center was closed, but teams still went out into communities to follow up some warnings about potential cases, to meet contacts and make sure they are still good and to bring
sick people to treatment centers.

Treatment centers operated by partners were still active.

The answer was not affected in areas outside of Beni. On Sunday all activities have been launched, including vaccination.

"Who will continue to work side by side with the ministry and our partners to bring this Ebola outbreak to an end," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General. "We honor the memory of them
who have died fighting for this outbreak and deplores the continued threats to the safety of those who are still working to end it. "

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