Hanoi closes schools to stop H1N1 spread

HANOI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Authorities in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, have effectively closed the schools in the city to try to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu, which has infected more than 1,000 people in Vietnam and killed one so far.

A circular by the Hanoi education department said that schools must “immediately stop every activity that involves gathering students.”

Three schools in Hanoi had reported students infected with the H1N1 virus, the news Web site VNexpress.net said. H1N1 cases have been reported in all regions of the country

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