Thursday, August 13, 2009

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Mumbai swine flu shutdown begins

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Mumbai swine flu shutdown begins

Schools, colleges and cinemas in the Indian city of Mumbai have temporarily closed in a bid to limit the spread of the H1N1 virus.

Schools and colleges will remain shut for a week and cinemas for three days.

The city, India's commercial capital, is in Maharashtra state, which has seen 11 of India's 19 swine flu deaths - three in Mumbai alone.

Authorities say that public pressure led them to order the closures, but stressed that people should not panic.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan told a television channel that the temporary closure was "only a prevention measure".

"There is no panic...we are going according to the wishes of the people and that is why we are shutting down for about seven days," he told CNN-IBN.

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Saravanan said...

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