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DR Congo Announces ‘Resurgence’ Of Ebola

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DR Congo has announced a “resurgence” of Ebola in its troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of the country’s previous outbreak.

According to the Health Minister, Eteni Longondo, the woman died on February 3, after which a sample of her blood tested positive for Ebola.

The Democratic Republic of Congo declared on November 18 the end of its eleventh Ebola outbreak, which claimed 55 lives out of 130 cases over nearly six months in the north-western province of Equateur.

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The last person declared recovered from Ebola in Equateur was on October 16, 2020.

The widespread use of Ebola vaccinations, which were administered to more than 40,000 people, helped curb the disease.

The return of Ebola in the country’s northeast a region plagued by violence between armed groups comes as the vast African country is also fighting its own Covid-19 outbreak.

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Ganduje Closes Five Health Training Institutions In Kano

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Ganduje Closes Five Health Training Institutions In Kano

As part of efforts to prevent possible attacks on schools located in areas prone to security threat, the Kano State Government has ordered the closure of five Health training institutions in the state with immediate effect.
The directive was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, Hadiza Mustapha Namadi, issued to newsmen in Kano on Sunday.

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According to the statement, the affected institutions include the School of Health Technology Bebeji, School of Nursing Madobi, and the Schools of Midwifery in Gwarzo, Gezawa and Dambatta.
Recall that the Kano State Government had on Saturday ordered the immediate closure of 12 secondary schools and four tertiary institutions in the outskirts of the state capital over increasing insecurity.
It said the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibraim Tsanyawa noted that adequate arrangements have been made for the students to continue with their academic activities.
The statement advised parents and guardians to pick their children from their respective schools today (Sunday morning).

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Ondo nurses begin warning strike

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The nurses in Ondo State under the auspices of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives will begin a three-day warning strike over the alleged payment of 50 percent salaries by the state government from Monday, March 1, 2021.

The directive was contained in a letter dated February 26, 2021, and signed by the State Secretary of NANNM, Aina Oluwasegun.

The letter was titled, ‘Commencement of three days warning strike by nurses in Ondo State’.

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The letter read, “Sequel to the meeting the State Executive Council of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, held on 16th February, 2021 which resolved that state government should;

“Pay 100 per cent salary of January 2017, December 2020, January 2021, 20% balance of December 2016, 50 per cent November 2020 and commencement of New Salary Adjustment for Local Government Nurses within seven working days.

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D.R. Congo Ebola Death Toll Rises To Four

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Four people have died from Ebola during a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are resisting measures to contain the disease, officials said Sunday.

Since the epidemic’s resurgence this month, “we have already registered six Ebola cases. We have lost four infected people,” Doctor Eugene Syalita, the provincial health minister in North Kivu province in the DRC’s northeast, said.

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Syalita said one person died Friday and another on Saturday, while the two others died at the beginning of the month.

Two patients are receiving care at an Ebola treatment centre in Katwa, he added.

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