All primary, secondary schools closed in Diyarbakir over swine flu

Schools will be shut for one week starting Tuesday as a precaution against H1N1 virus pandemic, governor's office said.

All primary, secondary schools closed in Diyarbakir over swine flu
All primary and secondary schools have closed for one week in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir because of confirmed and probable swine flu cases, local officials said on Monday.

Schools will be shut for one week starting Tuesday as a precaution against H1N1 virus pandemic, governor's office said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, health officials said seven people, two adults and five pupils, were diagnosed with swine flu in four schools in Diyarbakir. These schools have earlier been ordered shut for five days as of October 19.

Earlier last week, another primary school was closed over swine flu cases in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Health Ministry said that the number of people, who had been diagnosed with H1N1 virus in Turkey so far, was over 550. But no deaths have so far been reported.

Meanwhile, first batch of swine flu vaccines have arrived in Turkey late on Sunday, officials said.

500,000 doses, which were ordered from pharmaceutical company Novartis, would be tested in a public health center in Ankara for up to 20 days, and then they would be distributed to health institutions if they are decided to be applicable.

Health Ministry stated that firstly, health personnel would be vaccinated.



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