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Guinea postpones Ebola vaccination

Guinea has postponed an Ebola vaccination rollout that was to begin on Monday due to bad weather.

The plane carrying 11,000 World Health Organization vaccines was unable to land at the Conakry-Gebessia International Airport on Sunday because of bad weather conditions.

The plane was forced to divert to Dakar in Senegal.

Guinea’s health ministry said on Facebook that they planned to fly the supplies from Dakar on Monday and start the vaccination roll out one day late on Tuesday.

It is unclear whether is was possible for the Monday flight to take place.

Guinean health authorities confirmed on 14 February the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic in the country.

The new cases were reported in Gouecke, in the southeastern prefecture of N’Zerekore where at least six people have died.