Cuba to Resume Mexico Flights

by Circles Robinson

HAVANA TIMES, May 29 — Cuba’s Public Health Ministry announced on Friday that as of Monday, June 1st, flights to and from Mexico will be resumed after being temporarily suspended at the end of April to prevent the entrance of the AH1N1 virus, also known as swine flu.

The health authorities noted that the initial measure successfully lowered the risk of introduction of swine flu into Cuba from the country where it was first reported.

It also gave the island time to acquire and install state-of-the-art detection equipment for incoming passengers as well as strengthen sanitary and epidemiological controls, stated an official note published in the local media.

No cases of swine flu have been detected among the Cuban population. The four cases to date involved three Mexican students and one Canadian boy, all treated at local health facilities and later released in good health.

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