The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, said the provincial government.
More than 1,800 people have died in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since Ebola broke out there in August last year.
Ebola treatment centres have repeatedly been attacked by armed militiamen and disgruntled locals, hampering efforts to contain the epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo’s conflict-ravaged east.
Rwanda's health minister came out with a clarification after the country's foreign affairs state minister had said that the border with DRC was shut over increased fears that the Ebolo virus could spread across the border.
"I have been informed of another confirmed Ebola case at the Goma Ebola treatment centre," said Aruna Abedi, the chief Ebola coordinator in North Kivu, the worst-hit province since the outbreak began on August 1 last year.
The latest Ebola outbreak to hit Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,700 people since August last year.
In any country in the world, the resignation of the health minister days after the declaration of an international health emergency should not only be worrying but alarming.
The WHO says the renewed pledges of financial aid raised hopes the Ebola epidemic could be restrained after the outbreak was declared an international emergency earlier this month.
The virus has killed more than 1,700 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the world's second-worst outbreak was declared almost a year ago and is threatening to spill over its borders.
Officials blame the ADF militia group for twin overnight attacks in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Restrictions on travelling to the Democratic Republic of Congo would "impede our ability to effectively control" Ebola virus, Dr John N Nkengasong, a top health officer at African Union said.
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,600 people since August.
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