Tuesday, June 23, 2009

H1N1 Update - Latest todate

The Influenza A(H1N1) infection is still spreading worldwide. Here in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur in particular, more cases have been reported and appropriate action taken. In the meantime, life goes on as usual for the general public. Shopping malls and cinema-halls and other places where people usually congregate are still packed and busy.

For those of you living in KL, are you cutting down on your routine or going out less?

Below is an update in The Star today:

Assunta 2 closed, classes in four others stopped

PETALING JAYA: More schools have been affected by the spread of the influenza A (H1N1) virus.

SRK Assunta 2 was closed for a week beginning yesterday, after a locally-transmitted case was detected. It is the second school closure in the country due to the disease.

Four other schools — Seri Cempaka International School in Batu 9 Cheras, SMK Seksyen 9 Shah Alam, SMK Damansara Utama in Petaling Jaya and SM Wangsa Maju — have each had one class stopped.

● Three new locally-transmitted cases were detected yesterday, bringing the number of such cases to seven.

● A total of 58 cases have been recorded in the country so far, with eight new cases yesterday.

● Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has asked the public to adhere to measures instituted by health authorities to curb the spread of the disease.

● Schoolchildren returning from the United States, Australia and the Philippines have been urged to stay away from school for a week, from the day they arrive home.

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