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Lockdowns in Germany; Trump considering moving US troops from Germany to Poland; The Democratic Republic of Congo declares Ebola outbreak over

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Germany’s populous Guetersloh and Warendorf regions became the first in the country to return to strict restrictions against the coronavirus, angering many residents. Also, the Democratic Republic of Congo said today that the Ebola outbreak in the east of the country is over. And, Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, died on June 18 at his home in Rhode Island at the age of 84.

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Banning travel is not the best way to contain the coronavirus, Ebola expert says

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Scientists say Ebola is no longer incurable

Health & Medicine

Doctors from Democratic Republic of Congo want to prioritize two new treatments made from Ebola antibodies while dropping the use of other, less effective treatments.

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DR Congo has been fighting Ebola for a year. What does the WHO declaration change?

Health & Medicine

The emergency declaration will increase funding and resources to tackle the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo, says Tariq Riebl, Ebola emergency response director for the IRC — and hopefully raise global attention to the crisis.

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‘No place for complacency’ as Ebola detected in eastern DR Congo

Health & Medicine

Over the last year, an Ebola epidemic has gripped Democratic Republic of Congo. The virus has reached the eastern city of Goma, home to over 1 million people. David Gressly, UN’s Ebola response coordinator, talks about what this means for the fight against the virus.

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DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to neighboring Uganda, activating rapid preparedness response

Health & Medicine

After a boy and his grandmother traveling from DR Congo into Uganda die from Ebola, these cases confirm fears that the Ebola virus could spread from DR Congo to Uganda, due to frequent, informal and porous cross-border migration.

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Deadly Ebola outbreak contained within Congo

Health & Medicine

The Ebola outbreak — by far the biggest Congo has seen, and the world’s second largest in history — was declared by national authorities in August. It is concentrated in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces.