Dominican Republic closes border with Haiti
The Dominican Republic has closed most of its border with Haiti because of the outbreak of cholers in the neighbouring country, newspapers reported Tuesday, DPA reported.
More than 1 million Haitians live and work in the Dominican Republic, with which Haiti shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.
The report said the government in Santo Domingo had also decreed that Haitians infected with the disease to be sent home for treatment.
Some 259 people have died and more than 3,000 have been affected since cholera broke out in central Haiti a week ago.
The government and aid organizations in the impoverished country are working frantically to stop the disease from spreading.
There are fears it could reach overcrowded refugee camps housing around 1 million people since the January 12 earthquake which claimed over 220,000 lives.