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Ebola Outbreak Will Be Contained – World Bank

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World Bank boss Jim Yong Kim is optimistic Africa’s Ebola outbreak will be contained and kept under control within months if immediate action is taken.

“The progress even in the last few days has been tremendous, the US commitment has been very very helpful,” Dr Kim said.

The deadly Ebola virus has hit more than 5300 people in West Africa, and killed more than 2,600 of them, according to the UN’s World Health Organisation.

The US is sending 3000 military personnel to west Africa to combat the health crisis, and Dr Kim said the UN Secretary General had been handling the Ebola outbreak like it was an outbreak of war.

A medical doctor trained in treatment of infectious diseases, Dr Kim said he was confident the Ebola outbreak would be under control soon, despite an attitude that controlling the disease would be difficult.

“The focus must be on the implementation, getting people on board, and getting the equipment and drugs,” he said.

The treatment of Ebola is simple, relying on rehydration and the use of electrolytes, Dr Kim said.

“The Ebola virus has never run to a modern first world healthcare system,” he said.

“Our own sense is if you get those fundamental things in place, you can have a very high survival rate.

[three_fourth]”It’s not too complicated, you can do this using nurses and community health workers,” he said.

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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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