Mexico City returns to normality, but cases of A/H1N1 reach almost 2000 in USBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1950 (Published 11 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1950
- Fred Charatan
Mexico City’s 20 million residents emerged last week from a five day economic shutdown that the authorities had ordered to try to contain the A/H1N1 flu epidemic. Offices and restaurants have reopened, and high school and university students have gone back to class.
The country’s health minister, José Ángel Córdova, said that 1160 people became ill with the flu, and 44 people died. Mexico’s tourism minister, Rodolfo Elizondo, expected tourism revenue to be down by 43% this year. For example, in Cancún, the popular resort on the Yucatán Peninsula, cancellations were as high as 70%, and hotel occupancy for the first 10 days …