Equatorial Guinea declares end to COVID-19, Marburg health emergency

  • World
  • Wednesday, 17 May 2023

YAOUNDE, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Equatorial Guinea said Tuesday it has ended the health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Marburg virus.

The end of the emergency status for both diseases was declared by Nguema Obiang Mangue, president of the political committee for health emergency of the Central African country, according to a statement from the Information and Press Office of Equatorial Guinea.

He thanked China and other countries for their aid "with the purpose of severely combating the threats of COVID-19 and Marburg."

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed 187 people since the virus was detected in Equatorial Guinea in March 2020, according to the statement. The country has reported 17 confirmed cases of Marburg virus disease, including 12 deaths, as of May 1, according to the World Health Organization.

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