Ebola vaccines arrive in Guinea

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BBC World Service

A special plane carrying a consignment of Ebola vaccine landed in Guinea on Monday night.

A dust storm in the Sahara on Sunday had forced the aircraft off course and diverted it to Senegal, delaying vaccine rollout by a day.

Vaccinations are to begin in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, on Tuesday.

Most of the 11,000 doses are to be taken to the south-eastern town of Nzérékoré.

Five people have recently died there from Ebola.

It’s West Africa’s first outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever since 2016.