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Ivory Coast shuts borders with Liberia, Guinea over Ebola threat

A Liberian policeman, right, speaks with residents of the West Point area calling on calm, as they wait for a second consignment of food from the Liberian Government to be handed out, at the West Point area, near the central city area of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo / Abbas Dulleh)

ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbors Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading to its territory, the government said.

"Faced with new outbreak sites and the reactivation of old sites ... the Ivorian government decides to close its land borders with sister republics Guinea and Liberia," said a statement read on state-owned television late on Friday.

 

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