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Guinea-Bissau shuts border with Ebola-hit Guinea: PM

© AFP/File | A member of Doctors Without Borders puts on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital, on July 23, 2014 in ConakryA member of Doctors Without Borders puts on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital, on July 23, 2014 in Conakry

Guinea-Bissau is closing its border with Guinea, one of the west African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus, Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira said Tuesday.

"In light of information provided by the health ministry and after a series of consultations, the government of Guinea-Bissau has decided to close its southern and eastern borders" with Guinea "until further notice," Pereira told a press conference.