Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday — health ministry

In this handout photograph released by UNICEF on May 13, 2018, health workers wear protective equipment as they prepare to attend to suspected Ebola patients at Bikoro Hospital - the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Mark Natalin/UNICEF/AFP)
Updated 20 May 2018
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Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday — health ministry

ABIDJAN: Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said on Sunday.
Jessica Ilunga said that 4,000 doses of vaccine were shipped on Saturday to the city of Mbandaka, which last week registered its first cases of the disease in an urban area since the outbreak was declared earlier this month.


Police investigating cause of 'minor explosion' at north London underground station

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Police investigating cause of 'minor explosion' at north London underground station

  • British Transport Police said that there were no reports of serious injuries
  • A small number of people have been treated after a minor explosion

LONDON: A small number of people have been treated after a minor explosion was reported at a tube station in north London, police said.
The British Transport Police said that there were no reports of serious injuries and their enquiries continue to find out what caused the minor explosion at Southgate station. 
British Transport Police tweeted: “Southgate Tube station is currently closed whilst officers respond to a suspicious package"
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Police were called at 7.03pm on 19 June to reports of an explosion and people running at Southgate underground station.
“Met officers remain at the scene along with colleagues from British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service.
“Cordons are in place and the station is closed.