Should We Worry Over Ebola Outbreak?
Throughout last year, an unprepared world battled a novel virus, Covid19 and since then, there has been a new normal.
Governments across the world continue to make regulations including total lockdowns in some cases, social distancing guidelines and mandatory nose masks in public gatherings.
The world has not yet recovered and Ebola Outbreak in Guinea and parts of the DRC may just be another bubble to burst for health agencies already overstretched.
The United Nations has already earmarked $15 million (N5.8 billion) to fight the fresh Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Mark Lowcock, who announced this on Tuesday, said it was an initial rapid allocation from the organisation’s Central Emergency Response Fund.
Briefing newsmen, UN spokesman, Mr Stephane Dujarric, quoted Lowcock as saying the funding would help Guinea and DRC respond to the outbreak and support the preparedness of neighbouring countries.
Guinea declared the new outbreak on Feb. 14, four years after the world’s worst Ebola crisis in West Africa between 2013 and 2016.
No fewer than 11,300 lives were lost during the outbreak mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.