Congolese customs agents gather at the gate barriers at the border crossing point with Rwanda following its closure over ebola threat in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Djaffer Sabiti NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
KINSHASA- 2 August 2019: Rwanda has reopened its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo after closing it for several hours, a reaction to three Ebola cases, two of them fatal, in a border city in the past month, Fox News reported Friday.
The border was closed after a third case of Ebola was detected in the border city of Goma, which has a population of more than two million people and has an international airport. Two people have already died there.
The border closure comes as the crisis has already become the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 1,700 people killed even though medical professionals widely use an experimental but effective Ebola vaccine.