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Ebola Cases Number More Than 4000

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The number of people infected with Ebola has climbed to more than 4000 in the three West African countries at the centre of the epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

In Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there were 4269 suspected and confirmed cases and 2288 deaths as of Saturday, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.

“The increase in cases continues to accelerate in countries with widespread and intense transmission,” the organisation said.

Meanwhile, the United States said it would send 100 additional health workers to West Africa to assist local authorities in isolating and treating patients suffering from the deadly Ebola virus.

Washington will contribute $10 million to pay for the aid workers and fresh supplies, bringing total US aid to $185 million.

WHO has said that at least $600 million dollars will be needed to control the outbreak.

Since the WHO’s last update on Friday, the number of Ebola infections increased by 325 and the death toll by 191 in the three countries.

Most of the transmission hot spots were located in Liberia and Sierra Leone over the last three weeks.

There have also been 21 cases and eight deaths in Nigeria, and three cases in Senegal, WHO said.

The US funding will supply 1000 new beds, 130,000 sets of personal protective equipment, 50,000 hygiene kits, 25 doctors, 45 nurses and additional workers to run isolated treatment units.

“The US is committed to supporting the African Union’s response to the urgent needs across West Africa as a result of this vicious disease. We can and will stop this epidemic, but it will take a coordinated effort by the entire global community,” USAID Administrator Dr Rajiv Shah said.

In a related development, a fourth patient infected with the Ebola virus arrived for treatment at Atlanta, Georgia-based Emory University Hospital on Tuesday morning, the hospital said.

In August, the hospital treated and released two Americans who received the experimental Ebola treatment ZMapp, supplies of which have since run out.

The medical establishment is currently working on other vaccines and treatments.

Another American infected with the Ebola virus was receiving experimental medication as part of his treatment in a biocontainment unit in a hospital in Nebraska.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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Donald Trump and wife, Melania Trump

President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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