Rwanda closes Congo border after Ebola victim’s daughter shows symptoms

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Rwanda on Thursday reportedly closed its border with Goma, Congo, after the city had another confirmed case of Ebola. 

Rwandan authorities closed the border with Goma, Reuters reports

It comes as the daughter of an Ebola patient in the city reportedly contracted the virus, becoming the third confirmed case, the outlet reports.

{mosads}Rwandan state minister for foreign affairs ministry Olivier Nduhungireh told Reuters the border had been shut but declined to offer further details. 

The Rwandan Ministry of Health said there are no identified cases of Ebola in the country in a tweet Wednesday announcing the new confirmed Ebola case in Goma.


The World Health Organization said earlier this month the outbreak of Ebola in Congo is an international public health emergency. 

The first case is not linked with the other two, Reuters reports. 

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