Côte d’Ivoire closes its borders with Guinea

Following the arrival on her soil of a Guinean national who was confirmed positive for Ebola virus disease (EVD), on Saturday August 14, the Ivorian authorities, beyond the surveillance and monitoring system put in place. place to contain the disease in order to avoid an epidemic, have decided to close their land borders with Guinea.

Although this closure has not yet been formalized by Conakry or Abidjan, whether temporary or prolonged, it remains effective according to the authorities of the Guinean sub-prefecture of Zoo, located on the border with the Ivory Coast. A situation that risks slowing down commercial cross-border traffic between the two countries and having economic consequences.

Better prepared to now face an Ebola resurgence, Guinea has shipped to Côte d’Ivoire, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), 5,000 doses of Ebola vaccines. The Ivorian authorities have started vaccination since Monday, August 16, of people on the front line, in particular health personnel and contact persons.

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