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  • Coronavirus in DRC: the disease is increasing "exponentially" in Kinshasa

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    Coronavirus in the DRC: according to the WHO, the disease is increasing "exponentially" in Kinshasa

    Belga
    Posted 28 minutes ago

    The cases of Covid-19 increased at the end of May " exponentially " in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), warned the local office of the World Health Organization (WHO).

    " There is an exponential increase in the circulation of the Sars-Cov-2 virus in Kinshasa, thus accentuating a clear deterioration in the epidemiological indicators of the city-province ", notes in its latest weekly bulletin WHO in the DRC.

    Read also : Coronavirus in the DRC: Kinshasa launches its vaccination campaign with AstraZeneca

    Asked by AFP, an official from the Ministry of Health, speaking on condition of anonymity, also noted: " The third wave of Covid-19 is already there. These are the Indian variants (Delta) and South African "(Beta) .

    " We are in the third (wave) at the moment, " said a member of the Covid-19 Committee, Professor Jean-Marie Kayembe, quoted Wednesday evening by UN radio Okapi.

    He made this observation on the basis of "the number of cases of new infections which are increasing, but also the saturation of patient care centers ", seeing there the consequence of slackening of compliance with barrier measures.

    For several days, cases of contamination, relatively limited in absolute terms, have been rising sharply, according to official figures. 243 new cases were thus identified Thursday, including 161 in Kinshasa, where the contaminations revolved around a few dozen at most in recent weeks.

    Downtown as an epicenter

    As of June 2, these figures show 32,176 confirmed cases, for 789 deaths. With more than 22,348 cases, Kinshasa is the main focus of the epidemic that appeared in March 2020 in the country, with the town of Gombe as its epicenter, the rich city center where institutions, the business world are concentrated, and where live well-off Congolese and foreigners.

    The majority of the inhabitants of the capital, however, remain skeptical about the presence, or even the existence, of the coronavirus in this sprawling megalopolis, for the moment relatively spared.

    Several close associates of President FĂ©lix Tshisekedi died of the disease, as well as around thirty parliamentarians.

    https://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detai...sa?id=10775231
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Covid-19 in the DRC: the government officially announces the third wave

    Published on Thu, 03/06/2021 - 22:13 | Last modified on Thu, 03/06/2021 - 22:14

    "I officially announce the occurrence of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in our country, with the city of Kinshasa as the epicenter," the Minister of Public Health, Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda, announced Thursday, June 3.

    The current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic "is very worrying", indicates the minister, who notes a considerable increase in cases of contamination and deaths in the past four weeks.
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    The first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic was declared on March 10, 2020. The second wave was declared in December of the same year. Several measures have been taken, including the curfew.

    Since the start of the epidemic declared on March 10, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 32,177, including 32,176 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, indicates the daily bulletin of Wednesday, June 3, from the Technical Secretariat for the fight against Covid-19 .

    In total, there were 789 deaths and 27,727 people cured. Kinshasa remains the epicenter with 22,348 cases.

    https://www.radiookapi.net/2021/06/0...roisieme-vague
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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