Health experts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said recently that there are currently cases of COVID-19 variants found in the United Kingdom and South Africa.
Congo health experts said that relevant departments are using the experience of responding to the Ebola pandemic to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the second wave of the pandemic last year continued to ferment, a quarantine center in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has received a large number of confirmed patients every day.
At that time, some experts suspected that a certain coronavirus variant was spreading in the country, causing the pandemic to continue to escalate, and the results of the sample confirmed this speculation.
According to the analysis of the sample, the cases were imported from Europe and Zambia.
The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been urging people to strictly abide by various protective measures, including washing hands and wearing masks, to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus.
In response to COVID-19, the government learns from the experience of Ebola prevention and control.
In the previous Ebola pandemic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has accumulated some experience in response, which the Democratic Republic of the Congo government has applied to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
On February 7, there were again confirmed cases of Ebola in North Kivu Province in the eastern part of the country.
When the Ebola pandemic occurred in the region in August 2018, the local people did not trust health workers and vaccines, which greatly hindered the prevention and control work at that time. This provides many lessons for the subsequent pandemic prevention and control.
Steve Akuka, head of the COVID-19 emergency mechanism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: I think through the Ebola pandemic, we realized that prevention and control must be recognized by the community.
Once they have gained their trust, the prevention and control work can be carried out relatively smoothly.