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Cameroun closes all borders with Nigeria over Ebola outbreak

Cameroun has closed all its land, sea and air borders with Nigeria in a move to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, the government spokesman told AFP Monday.

“All borders (land, sea and air) between Cameroun and Nigeria are closed. Our thinking is that it is better to act preventively rather than have to heal” later those who may fall ill, said Issa Tchiroma Bakary, who is Cameroun’s communications minister.

No cases of Ebola have been recorded so far in Cameroun which shares a nearly 2,000-kilometre-long (1,240-mile) border with Nigeria, where the virus has claimed four lives with about a dozen people infected.

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