Rwanda closes border near Goma

By REUTERS
August 1, 2019 12:27
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Congo's presidency said on Thursday that Rwandan authorities had closed the border between Goma and its nearest town of Gisenyi for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda.

Goma had its third case of Ebola fever confirmed this week.

"The Congolese authorities deplore this decision, which runs counter to the advice of the WHO (World Health Organisation)," on fighting the virus, the statement said.

Rwandan state minister for foreign affairs ministry, Olivier Nduhungirehe, told Reuters by phone: "Yes it has been closed, but for details you can call immigration and ministry of health because it is about Ebola."


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