Huge Security Operation Under Way as Britain Prepares For Royal Wedding
The big day is nearly here for Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – as the couple are due to get married Saturday in the town of Windsor, just outside London.
The former American actress confirmed this week that her father will not attend the ceremony owing to ill health.
Huge crowds are expected in the town as well-wishers try to catch a glimpse of the royal couple – and, as Henry Ridgwell reports, from the security operation, to the catering, to the flowers, the day marks the culmination of months of preparation.
The stunning 14th century St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle – where Prince Harry was baptized and now the venue for his marriage to Meghan Markle.
Some 600 guests have been invited – mainly those who have a direct relationship with the couple.
In addition, more than two-and-a-half thousand members of the public have been invited into the castle grounds – the prime spot to watch the guests come and go.
世卫组织总干事谭德塞博士（Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus）说这是一个令人关注的变化。
Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo Spreads
The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement Friday that it is raising its assessment of the public health risk from Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak from “high” to "very high" at the national level.
WHO raised the regional risk to "high" from "moderate" and kept its assessment of the global risk at "low".
The measure came after a new case of Ebola was confirmed in one of three health zones in Mbandaka, a city of more than one million people in the northwestern province of Equateur.
Mbandaka is located about 150 kilometers from the rural area of Bikoro, where the outbreak was detected earlier this month.
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it a concerning development.
The agency said it was deploying about 30 experts to conduct surveillance in the city. An initial batch of 4,000 experimental Ebola vaccines arrived Wednesday in the capital, Kinshasa.
A total of 44 confirmed, probable or suspected cases of Ebola have been reported since the outbreak was detected last week, including at least 23 deaths.
The worst Ebola outbreak since the virus was first identified in 1974 occurred in 2014, when more than 11,000 people died in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.