WHO extends Ebola ‘emergency status’ in DRC


The World Health Organization WHO has extended by three months the designation as a global health emergency Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus, said the potential remained for a much larger epidemic as long as there was a single case of the disease in an area as insecure as eastern DR Congo.

The outbreak was declared a global health emergency in July 2019 after a patient died in the provincial capital Goma the first case in a major city.

More than 2,300 people have died since the outbreak began in 2018.


Christopher Ojilere