Guinea closes land borders with Liberia, S. Leone over Ebola fears

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CONAKRY (AFP) – Guinea on Saturday said it was closing its land borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed hundreds of lives in the three west African countries.

“In order to better control contact” with people suspected of carrying the Ebola virus, “Guinea has decided to temporarily close its land borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone,” government spokesman Albert Damantang Camara said.

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