A Council of Ministers tasked with coordinating the government response to Ebola was held on Saturday.
"At the end of the Council of Ministers, the Government decided to increase its contribution to the emergency response which now amounts to more than 4 million US dollars. In addition, the Council of Ministers endorsed the decision to introduce free healthcare in the affected health zones and the social care of all Ebola victims and their relatives," the press release stated.
"A total of 46 cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the region, including 21 confirmed, 21 probable and 4 suspected," the press release stated. According to the ministry, four new confirmed cases of EVD were all located in the Iboko health zone.
On Friday, the World Health Organization said it had revised its Ebola risk assessment for the DRC from "high to "very high."