By NewsDesk @bactiman63

Doctor Jean-Jacques Muyembe, during his weekly press briefing held this Friday, August 27, 2021 in Kinshasa, affirmed that the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has passed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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However, the coordinator of the Technical Secretariat of the Multisectoral Response Committee insisted on respecting barrier measures and vaccination to avoid the 4th wave of the Coronavirus in the country.

“The third wave is behind us. But we must always be vigilant because we do not want there to be a 4th wave. This is really why the correct wearing of the masks is obligatory and also soon it is the vaccination. We will therefore resume vaccination and I ask you to make efforts so that the hesitations and resistance to vaccination can cease, “ he said.

As for the provinces strongly affected by this disease, in particular Lualaba and Tshopo, he suggested that efforts are being made for the Coronavirus to be controlled, “in order to have the same trend throughout the world. extent of the country “.

Regarding vaccination, he said that between August 17 and 24, 3,785 people received the second dose of AstraZeneca. And in total, 80,045 were completely vaccinated (1st and 2nd doses).

The DRC has 54,831 cases (54,830 confirmed and 1 probable), including 1,059 deaths and 31,054 people cured, according to the bulletin of the Multisectoral Committee for the Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic in the DRC on Thursday, August 26.