Felix Kabange Numbi said that samples from two of eight people in the country tested positive for the virus.
The D.R.C. has had numerous encounters with Ebola since it was first discovered in 1976.
Information Minister Lambert Mende said the new cases were discovered in a small town in the country’s northern Equateur province.
He said authorities have isolated the area and set up a laboratory to determine the origin of the virus as well as treat those infected.
“We have confirmed two cases out of eight samples sent to the lab, and the minister [of health] declared that we have these cases in the D.R.C., he said.
Mende said there is no connection between the new Ebola cases in the D.R.C. and the outbreak in West Africa.
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