Thousands of Mexicans have resumed work as the country tries to recover from the new flu virus.
A five-day shutdown of shops and businesses has come to an end with the government now claiming to have contained the outbreak. However, it has also revealed that 42 people have died from the H1N1 strain; that is up from 29. For many in the capital, though, the situation could not be any worse. “Today is normal, there are more people than yesterday because yesterday it was empty,” said one trader. “We rely on people, the last few days we haven’t earned any money so we’ve had to save our food and make expenses,” complained a bus driver. Meanwhile, World Health Organisation experts will meet next week to consider whether drug makers should switch from seasonal to pandemic flu treatment production.