Cameroon closes borders with Nigeria over Ebola

Yaounde - Cameroon 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 spokesperson told AFP on Monday.

"All borders [land, sea and air] between Cameroon 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 Cameroon's communications minister.

No cases of Ebola have been recorded so far in Cameroon which shares a nearly 2 000km-long border with Nigeria, where the virus has claimed four lives with about a dozen people infected.

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Nico Ratsela 2014-08-19 06:55:03 AM
Hi Raymond are you aware thar if Boko haram got infected many people will die because they'll use it as weapon
MinRa 2014-08-19 07:16:50 AM
Good move Cameroon let hope our government follows suit
Azwidowi Azwi Tshisevhe 2014-08-19 07:33:50 AM
President Zuma needs to follow suit before is too late...and why is the health minister stressing that is highly unlikely for the ebola to enter SA..can someone clarify that for me please.
John Egeonu 2014-08-19 08:26:50 AM
And now it will remain closed. Perpetually.
Canny Makwaeba 2014-08-19 09:57:40 AM
Lets pray that our border control officials will supervise our borders in South Africa for the safety of our beloved nation. Remember life comes once on this earth.
Christina Setloboko 2014-08-19 10:36:02 AM
good for you cameroon, wish they can do same in mzantsi
Emmanuel Ebot 2014-08-20 12:24:25 PM
African dat how we are going to unite n be our brothers keeper?