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UK ban on travel to Mexico Lifted! (Swine Flu)

Postby Omid » Thu May 21, 2009 7:57 pm

Here is an article taken from MSN News worth reading for those who are thinking about visiting the BEAUTIFUL shores of Mexico! :thumb:

"Britons have been told they should feel free to travel to Mexico as fears about swine flu ease.
As the Government announced it had signed contracts for 90 million doses of vaccine and the number of confirmed cases in the UK rose to 85, the Foreign Office lifted advice against non-essential travel to the Latin American country.
Health Secretary Alan Johnson said by December the UK should have enough pre-pandemic vaccine to protect at least half the population from the virus.
Measures are also in place for drugs companies to supply an alternative vaccine if a pandemic is declared and the virus mutates.
The FCO had been telling holiday makers and business travellers to avoid travel to Mexico wherever possible. But it amended its advice, saying a decline in new cases in the country meant Britons should now feel free to travel there.
Four new cases in London and three new cases in Scotland were confirmed yesterday, bringing the UK total to 85 and the London total to 47. The new cases involved three female students at Blackheath Preparatory School in Greenwich and a male student at Hampton School in Richmond. Both schools were already closed.
Three other schools around the capital were also closed following suspected cases of the virus - Barnes Primary School in Richmond, Eaton Square nursery in Westminster and Lady Eleanor Holles school in Hampton.
In Scotland, a 45-year-old woman and her five-year-old boy were confirmed with the virus along with a 16-year-old. The cases were all in the Greenock area and brought the total number of confirmed cases in Scotland to eight.
The World Health Organisation's alert level remains at phase five of six, meaning a global outbreak is imminent.
But tests on the virus have suggested the strain is less virulent than first feared and the WHO is not recommending any global travel restrictions."

by MSN News

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