Friday, May 1, 2009

Mexico: Seeking to Mitigate Spread of H1N1, Implements Social Distancing

"Mexico has begun a five-day shutdown affecting several areas of its economy in an effort to slow the spread of the deadly swine flu (H1N1) virus.

As part of the shutdown Mexico has halted non-essential government services and shutdown businesses that attract large crowds like theaters and restaurants. Mexico has also cancelled their annual May Day rallies to keep the swine flu virus at bay.

Many of the theaters, restaurants and schools inside Mexico City have been closed since last weekend as residents have been gripped with fear as more than 160 deaths have resulted from the virus. While Mexican health officials have said the spread of the virus has slowed they will remain vigilant in their approach to sustaining healthy conditions for the population."

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