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Re: why takeout

Posted by deanna on May 5, 2009, 8:52 am, in reply to "why takeout"

Below is an excerpt from an article in the LA
Times this morning which quotes Mexican government officials on which institutions and businesses will be allowed to reopen this week. I think some restaurants just decided to ignore the ban (Tenacatita for sure).

By Thomas H. Maugh II and Ken Ellingwood
May 5, 2009

Reporting from Los Angeles and Mexico City -- Amid signs that the H1N1 influenza outbreak in Mexico is waning, health authorities there said Monday that they were lowering the alert level and would begin allowing nonessential businesses to reopen, starting with restaurants Wednesday. Museums, churches and libraries can open a day later.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said schools would reopen gradually. University and preparatory students will return to class Thursday, but those in lower grades will remain out until Monday to give officials more time to clean facilities.

"Today the situation is stabilizing, and we are on the way toward normalcy," Calderon said.

Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova said that no new deaths from H1N1 had occurred since Wednesday and that the number of new patients was falling. He said tests had confirmed the virus in 802 cases, fewer than half of the 2,150 samples checked.

"I am optimistic about these findings," he told reporters, concluding that the virulence of H1N1 is no worse than that of seasonal flu, which kills tens of thousands of Mexicans each year.

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