Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo

epa07751247 (FILE) - Health authorities checks a baby's temperature at a health checkpoint in Goma, RD Congo, on 05 July 2019 (issued on 01 August 2019). Rwanda's authorities decided on 01 August 2019 to close its borders with DR Congo temporary amid the detection of several ebola cases in Goma, close to Rwanda. A total of 1,813 people died in northeastern of the country in the first year after the Congolese Government officially stated that an ebola outbreak was hitting the country. EPA-EFE/PATRICIA MARTINEZ

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Rwanda has reopened its border with DR Congo, where an Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people in the past year.

The border was closed for several hours after the confirmation of a third death from Ebola in the Congolese city of Goma.

At least 2,700 people have been infected in the worst Ebola outbreak in the country’s history.

About 12 new cases are being reported every day in Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports.


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