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  • DRC - COVID-19: 9,499 cases; 225 deaths

    In the DRC, four suspected cases have already been detected, one of which was negative after the test. The other does not yet agree to the sample while two are in the laboratory but so far no case has been confirmed.
    ....“ We have already received four alerts, one in Lubumbashi, from a student returning from China who had a fever. After collection, it was not Coronavirus. The other case is at the port of Kasindi, the results came to us this morning (Wednesday), and it is already being processed at the end of the day, we will have the answer. The other case is at the great barrier of Goma, the case has been identified and we are negotiating so that it accepts the sample, and finally in Ruzizi (Bukavu), we took the sample, and it happens in the laboratory, but no case has been confirmed. This disease has no specific treatment, only symptomatic treatment but research is underway to find drugs and vaccines against Coronavirus Added Dr. Edith Nkwembe....https://actualite.cd/2020/02/13/rdc-...le-coronavirus
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 20, 2020, 08:07 AM.
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    DRC: "There is no confirmed case of Coronavirus in Kasai, 4 Chinese patients are quarantined" (Min. Prov. Health)

    Published on 05/03/2020 - 06:34
    7SUR7.CD

    Four of the 12 Chinese employees of the company CGC recently returned from China to continue the construction of National Road number 1, section Tshikapa-Kamwesha (Kasaï), are sick and were quarantined this Wednesday March 04, 2020, for an observation to determine their condition to avoid a probable infection of the new Coronavirus.

    The information was confirmed at 7SUR7.CD by Pauline Mbidi Nondo, provincial minister of health, after a visit to the Kamisalu camp located 60 Kms from the town of Tshikapa, where the base of Chinese employees of the CGC company is located.

    According to Pauline Mbidi, so far no case of the Coronavirus epidemic has been confirmed on these Chinese. She said the latter are quarantined for observation.

    "There are no cases of Coronavirus identified, we were there to find out more, we found 4 Chinese people who are sick, they are quarantined for observation. So there is no fear," said Pauline Mbidi, calling on the population to calm down.

    Fearing the worst, the population of the Bakwa-Nyambi sector in Tshikapa territory launches an SOS to the authorities in order to find preventive solutions.

    In parliamentary vaccinations in Tshikapa territory, the provincial deputy Joseph Kalombo Kanku invited the inhabitants of this region to respect hygiene measures.

    Fabien Ngueshe, in Kasaï

    https://www.7sur7.cd/2020/03/05/rdc-...es-sont-mis-en
    "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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      Health: no Chinese national has coronavirus, says the Chinese Embassy in the DRC

      March 6, 2020DR Congo ,Health
      By CAS-INFO

      There was more fear than harm. Chinese subjects placed in isolation at the beginning of the week near Tshikapa, are not affected by the coronavirus. According to a report from the Chinese Embassy in the DRC, the 8 expatriates from China show no sign of the disease ravaging the world.

      “The works on the Tshikapa-Kamwesha section are under construction by a Chinese company which is the CJIC company. Since February 21, 8 Chinese expatriates from this company have returned from Tshikapa from China. Upon their arrival, they immediately quarantined themselves on the advice of the Embassy, ​​and had no contact with the local population. According to medical observation, none of them has until today any symptom likely to catch the COVID-19 virus, "said Lyu Yan, spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in the DRC.

      The embassy also specifies that the examination carried out by the team of epidemiological surveillance of the DRC on a Chinese employee who had the fever revealed that the man suffered rather from malaria.

      According to local authorities, these expatriates will remain under observation for 14 days. The alert launched Wednesday by a medical center on the state of health of these Chinese had caused the panic of the villagers.

      https://cas-info.ca/2020/03/sante-au...-chine-en-rdc/
      "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."
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        DRC: INRB is now able to diagnose cases of coronavirus

        Monday March 9, 2020 - 3:11 PM

        The National Biomedical Research Institute (INRB) is capable of diagnosing cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was stated by Doctor Jean-Jacques Muyembe, DG of the INRB this Monday, March 9 in Kinshasa.

        “A national strategic plan has been developed by the Ministry of Health. And we are going to put it into practice. The most important is the preparation starting with giving good information to not create panic among the population " , he said.

        He also referred to the cases of the Chinese from Tshikapa who were under quarantine.

        “Regarding the Tshikapa samples, we were awaiting the results. We are equipped at the INRB to be able to confirm the positive case. We will do everything to have at least three or four platforms to make the diagnosis " , he added.

        He also said that diagnostic platforms could be installed in Lubumbashi, Goma and Kinshasa.

        The INRB is a modern, structured research establishment composed of six laboratories dedicated to Virology, Parasitology, Bacteriology, Medical Entomology, Clinical Biology and Pathology, including a Research Center on animals and a Data Center.

        https://actualite.cd/2020/03/09/rdc-...du-coronavirus
        "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."
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        • #5
          hat tip lexxy3000


          CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first coronavirus case


          March 10, 2020(Changes nationality of patient as per a second statement by health ministry)

          KINSHASA, March 10 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, the health minister said on Tuesday.

          The patient is a Congolese citizen, who has been placed in quarantine, minister Eteni Longondo said.


          https://finance.yahoo.com/news/democ...140648577.html

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          • #6
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            A case of Coronavirus registered in the DRC

            Posted on Tue, 10/03/2020 - 15:03 | Modified on Tue, 10/03/2020 - 19:17

            A first case of Coronavirus is confirmed in the DRC, announced the Minister of Health, Eteni Longondo, Tuesday March 10 at Radio Okapi. According to him, the patient is rather " a Congolese resident in France, aged 52 years. His state of health is stable ”.

            " I would like to announce to the Congolese population that we diagnosed this morning (Tuesday March 10, 2020) the first case of Coronavirus. It is a Congolese subject (Editor's note: after rectification by the Minister), who came here a few days ago and whom we were following. We found that, based on laboratory tests, the test was positive, ”said Eteni Longondo.
            ...
            https://www.radiookapi.net/2020/03/1...egistre-en-rdc
            "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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            • #7
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              DRC: a second case of coronavirus confirmed in Kinshasa

              Thursday March 12, 2020 - 10:10 PM

              The Minister of Health Eteni Longondo announced this Thursday evening in ACTUALITÉ.CD that a second case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Kinshasa.

              "This is a Cameroonian subject who lives in the DRC with his family. But he had gone on vacation to France and he has returned since March 8. When he returned, he showed no signs. But that's when he arrived at his house, that the signs appeared and he alerted our services. Currently he is taken care of, "the Minister of Health told ACTUALITE.CD.

              Eteni Longondo denies rumors that the first confirmed case of coronavirus has been released tonight.

              "I spoke a few minutes ago with his guard. He is there and his situation is stable, nothing alarming," said the minister.

              https://actualite.cd/2020/03/12/rdc-...firme-kinshasa
              "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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              • #8
                Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/dr-c...vid-19/1764819



                DR Congo confirms 2nd case of COVID-19
                Health minister says patient is Cameroonian national who returned from France on March 8
                James Tasamba | 13.03.2020

                KIGALI, Rwanda

                A second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, local media reported on Friday.

                The patient is a Cameroonian living in DR Congo, who returned to the country from France on March 8, said a report citing Congolese Health Minister Eteni Longondo.

                “A Cameroonian who lives in the DR Congo with his family went on vacation to France and returned to Kinshasa on March 8,” said Longondo.

                "When he returned, he showed no symptoms, but later started to feel sick. He alerted the health services and tested positive for the coronavirus."

                Currently, the patient is being cared for by a coronavirus response team in the capital Kinshasa...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://africa.cgtn.com/2020/03/18/d...ng-total-to-7/



                  DRC confirms 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 7
                  By Daniel Plafker -
                  4 hours ago

                  The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of officially recognized cases in the country to 7. The new cases were confirmed by health officials in the early hours of Wednesday morning...

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                  • #10

                    Four cases of Coronavirus officially confirmed in the DRC

                    Posted on Tue, 3/17/2020 - 5:49 PM | Modified Tue, 17/03/2020 - 20:09

                    A fourth case of Coronavirus was registered on Monday March 16 in the city of Kinshasa. The patient is a 34-year-old Congolese man from the United States, via France. Meanwhile, the borders of the DRC are still open. However, an extraordinary council of ministers is being held this Tuesday in Kinshasa to possibly strengthen measures in the face of this pandemic.
                    ...
                    https://www.radiookapi.net/2020/03/1...t-confirmes-en
                    "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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                    • #11
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                      Coronavirus: 7 cases identified in Kinshasa (Dr Eteni Longondo)

                      Posted on Wed, 3/18/2020 - 08:02 | Modified Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:42

                      Seven cases of Coronavirus have already been recorded in Kinshasa. According to the Minister of Health, Doctor Eteni Longondo, who delivers the information to Radio Okapi, since Tuesday March 17, there are also cases of local contamination.

                      Among the three new cases, one comes from abroad and two others were infected on the spot.

                      “We have seven diseases within our walls. The first four cases were imported cases, now from yesterday we noted that there are indigenous cases that is to say contamination at the local level, so the Congolese who did not traveled, who stayed here are starting to get infected, " he said.

                      For him, the DRC is in a somewhat dangerous phase, from where the population is called to observe hygiene measures:

                      "It is frequent hand washing, and then they should not approach people who cough, it should also avoid crowds, this is why I tell the Congolese that the disease exists and that we can take precautions ”.

                      For these three new cases, continues the minister, there is one who came from abroad, who certainly contracted the disease from abroad, the other two were infected here on the spot.

                      “The disease is already starting to spread here in the Congo. In relation to their contacts too, we count them and we contact them. Whenever there is a case, we isolate it and actively seek contacts. In any case, today, whether it be contacts at the city level here, whether it is people who have traveled with the sick, we follow them and we are eighty-six percent of follow-up of people who have been in contact with the sick, "he concluded.

                      https://www.radiookapi.net/2020/03/1...eteni-longondo
                      "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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                      • #12
                        14 cases https://twitter.com/auyouthenvoy_/st...853056/photo/1

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/...ive-new-cases/

                          DR Congo reports first virus death, five new cases
                          By AFP - 22 March 2020

                          The Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday reported its first coronavirus death, along with five new cases.

                          The country has reported 23 cases total since March 10, and the death brings the total number of fatalities in sub-Saharan Africa to three, following those announced in Burkina Faso and Gabon this week...

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://gotechdaily.com/congo-impose...ning-province/


                            Congo imposes a 48-hour lock on the coronavirus mining province
                            By
                            David Keith -
                            March 23, 2020

                            KINSHASA – Congo has imposed a two-day lock on Haut-Katanga, a copper-rich cobalt-rich area, after two people tested positive for coronavirus, provincial governor Jacques Kyabula Katwe said.

                            He said late on Sunday that the borders of the southeastern province, whose capital is the mining hub of Lubumbashi, would also be closed...

                            ....The state is aiming to find 75 people aboard a plane from the national capital Kinshasa to Lubumbashi on Sunday, followed by two other passengers who tested positive for the virus. Those cases took the number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 30 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and two deaths...

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                            • #15
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                              Fight against Coronavirus: Félix Tshisekedi isolates Kinshasa from other provinces

                              Posted on Tue, 3/24/2020 - 9:29 PM | Modified Tue, 03/24/2020 - 22:25

                              President Félix Tshisekedi took additional measures on Tuesday 24 March to fight the coronavirus. He notably prohibited travel from Kinshasa to other provinces and vice-versa, in order to allow the confinement of the City of Kinshasa, home of the pandemic.

                              This measure implies the prohibition of all passenger flights in both directions Kinshasa-Provinces, with the exception of aircraft carrying cargo and whose crews will be subject to strict usage control on departure and arrival.

                              "The ban on all migratory movements, by public transport, of buses, trucks and other vehicles from the interior to Kinshasa and from Kinshasa inland. Barriers must be erected by the governors, and the crews must submit to the rigorous control in matters of Coronavirus, ”details Félix Tshisekedi.

                              He also announced a ban on all river transport of passengers from Kinshasa to the provinces and vice versa.

                              "Only boats and boats carrying goods with crews and conveyors will be allowed," said the head of state.

                              He also mentioned, in his speech, the closure of all the country's borders to passengers and anyone, except for trucks, ships, cargo planes.

                              He mentions the obligation for the governor of the city of Kinshasa to instruct all the burgomasters of the municipalities of the city to avoid any crowd and to place several hand washing points with disinfectant or soap, especially in built-up areas in large crowds where the lack of water and electricity is almost permanent.

                              State of emergency declared

                              The President of the Republic also declared a state of emergency to fight the Coronavirus:

                              "Finally, given the seriousness and dangerous nature of this situation, I declare a state of emergency, taking into account the security situation prevailing in our country at the moment in connection with the Coronavirus pandemic".

                              It regrets that the decisions taken on March 18, relating to the measures to be adopted in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic seem, to date, not sufficiently followed by the population, when the country has just passed the milestone of 45 people declared contaminated with 1 cases of recovery and 3 cases of death counted.

                              "These three unfortunate cases have just reminded us, if it were still needed, that the Coronavirus is very dangerous and has still not found a cure, and that the only bulwark for everyone remains strict compliance with the measures that I announced you on Wednesday, March 18, ”questions the head of state.

                              Requisition the police and the army

                              He instructed the government to assume responsibility for paying all the costs of the funeral of the missing coronavirus.

                              He calls on the population to abandon all activities incompatible with the measures and recommendations of the government which must on no occasion be ruined.

                              "The Coronavirus does not need a passport, visa, or voter card to travel with us. We are the ones who circulate with it and who have to understand that we find ourselves in a war situation against an invisible adversary, an asymmetrical war with disastrous consequences that we can avoid, "recalls Mr. Tshisekedi.

                              But he also promises to use more drastic measures:

                              "And, in a period of trials and uncertainties like the one we are going through, it is necessary that everyone be called upon to take this pandemic seriously and to observe all the measures decided upon. Obviously obliged, I will requisition the units of the Congolese National Police and those of our Armed Forces in order to organize mixed patrols to enforce these measures, for the good of all ".

                              https://www.radiookapi.net/2020/03/2...asa-des-autres
                              "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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