The Democratic Republic of Congo has begun administering Ebola vaccinations in an effort to curb the spread of the virus which resurfaced in the country recently.
With the help of various partners, vaccination begun over the weekend in the north-east of the country, a region considered the epicentre of the epidemic.
A new outbreak in Mbandaka, the capital of Equateur province, announced on May 31, is Congo’s 11th outbreak.
The outbreak coincides with a waning epidemic in the east of the country where 2,280 have died since August 1, 2018.
The mineral rich nation is hoping to declare the end of this epidemic on 25 June, after a 42-day countdown with no new cases.