Health workers inside the 'red zone' of Butembo's Ebola treatment centre. Photo: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

An Ebola treatment center in Butembo, the epicenter of an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was attacked again by armed assailants on Saturday morning, the AP reports.

What's happening: One police officer was killed in Saturday's attack and the treatment center currently remains open, per the AP. The center reopened only 1 week ago after Doctors Without Borders (MSF) temporarily halted operations in Butembo following last month's attack.

The big picture: During the past week, the total number of cases of Ebola reported in the Congo surpassed 900. This is the second-largest outbreak of Ebola on record and the first to occur in a country already experiencing violent conflict, which has slowed response efforts, exacerbated community mistrust and likely contributed to the ongoing attacks against treatment centers.

What to watch: Saturday's attack took place hours before the World Health Organization’s Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was scheduled to visit the Butembo treatment center. In a press release on Saturday, Ghebreyesus confirmed that WHO plans to continue Ebola response operations in the Congo.

"WHO has requested and received further support from UN and local police forces to protect the treatment centres. To conquer Ebola, we must strike a delicate balance between providing accessible care, maintaining the neutrality of the response, and protecting patients and staff from attacks by armed groups."
— Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in Saturday's statement

Go deeper: Urgent warnings from Doctors Without Borders on the Congo's Ebola epidemic

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President Trump added more pressure Friday night on China-based TikTok parent ByteDance to exit the U.S., ordering it to divest all assets related to the U.S. operation of TikTok within 90 days.

Between the lines: The order means ByteDance must be wholly disentangled from TikTok in the U.S. by November. Trump had previously ordered TikTok banned if ByteDance hadn't struck a deal within 45 days. The new order likely means ByteDance has just another 45 days after that to fully close the deal, one White House source told Axios.

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Harris: "Women are going to be a priority" in Biden administration

Sen. Kamala Harris at an event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In her first sit-down interview since being named Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris talked about what she'll do to fight for women if elected VP, and how the Democrats are thinking about voter turnout strategies ahead of November.

What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.