Posted: 12:06 pm PT
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The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa issued a security message informing U.S. citizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo that U.S. government employees have been instructed to limit their movements to and within Gombe starting on Saturday, December 17. Employees have also been asked to remain in their residences from Saturday at 23:00 until Sunday, December 18 at 05:00.
On Sunday, December 18, a Shelter-in-Place order will go into effect at 19:00.
The U.S. Embassy will be open on Monday, December 19.
U.S. citizens should:
- Remain indoors in a safe location on December 19.
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Be sure to have extra food, water and medication on hand.
- Establish a communication plan with your friends and family, so they know when to expect to hear from you.
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