DRC reports first Ebola case in 6 weeks; was about to declare outbreak over

Friday April 10 2020

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Health workers are seen inside the 'red zone' of an Ebola treatment centre, which was attacked in the early hours of the morning in Butembo, March 9, 2019. PHOTO | JOHN WESSELS | AFP 

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A case of Ebola has been detected in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, more than six weeks after the last case, the government said in a statement.

The country planned on Sunday to declare an end to the second biggest outbreak of the disease in history, which had killed more than 2,200.