Amidst grappling with the coronavirus, new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Health Minister, Eteni Longondo said four people had died from the virus in the western city of Mbandaka.

It is more than 1,000km (about 600 miles) from the centre of the current outbreak in the east of the country.

DR Congo was poised to declare an end to the second largest Ebola epidemic on record in April, but a new chain of infections was found.

More than 2,000 people have died from the disease since August 2018.

The country has so far confirmed more than 3,000 cases of coronavirus.

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