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Schools may close to stem spread of virus

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-08-21

The French government has said that it may close schools to control the spread of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus also known as swine flu.

The French government has said that it may close schools in response to the Influenza A (H1N1) “swine flu” virus.

 

Education Minister Luc Chatel made the announcement in the Journal de Dimanche Sunday newspaper.

 

He said that school officials could decide to cancel single or multiple classes, or even shut an entire school where a minimum of three cases of infection have been reported in the space of one week.

 

 

 

Date created : 2009-08-17

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