Ebola: Congo hit by second outbreak as country faces coronavirus and measles crises

A second Ebola outbreak has hit Congo as the country struggles to cope with coronavirus and the world’s largest measles outbreak, health officials have announced. The Democratic Republic of the Congo had not yet declared an official end to Ebola in its Read More …

New Zealand has no new coronavirus cases and no patients with COVID-19 in hospital

New Zealand has nobody in hospital with coronavirus and has not discovered a new case for five days, the health ministry said today. The last remaining hospital patient was discharged in Auckland overnight in the latest mark of success for New Zealand’s widely-praised Read More …

Coronavirus: China’s plan to test everyone in Wuhan

China has been carrying out an ambitious plan to test everyone in Wuhan, the city where the Covid-19 pandemic began, following the emergence of a cluster of new infections. The authorities had pledged to test the city’s inhabitants over a Read More …

WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 116

Data as received by WHO from national authorities by 10:00 CEST, 15 May 2020 Highlights WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, urged countries in the region to lift public health and social measures (so called lockdowns) Read More …