Dominican Republic combats cholera outbreak

23rd Nov 2010
Dominican Republic combats cholera outbreak

Dominican President Leonel Fernandez said late last week that the Dominican Government has adopted strong and effective measures in order to avoid the spread of the cholera epidemic in Haiti in the Dominican Republic.

President Fernandez also explained that he is in permanent and direct contact with the Haitian health authorities, who keep him informed of all the prevention measures they currently have in place in order to combat the entrance of the epidemic into the Dominican Republic from Haiti.

“In the Dominican Republic we are doing everything that needs to be done - from an immigration, transportation, trade and sanitary cordon point of view, and everything else that must be put in place in order to avoid the spread of cholera,” explained President Fernandez.

At the same time, President Fernandez indicated that his government is ready to channel all the necessary resources in order to avoid the spread of cholera in the Dominican Republic.

“We will do everything we possibly can to protect the Dominican people from this epidemic,” expressed President Fernandez in an impromptu press conference with local journalists during the opening of the IV Global Film Festival being held in the Dominican Republic.


President Fernandez also pointed out that the Dominican Republic will continue to improve, perfect and learn - on a day-to-day basis - how to strengthen the measures currently in place to avoid the spread of cholera and other illnesses in the country.


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