Wednesday, April 29, 2009

BBC: France urges Mexican flight ban

Passengers arrive at Frankfurt airport on a flight from Mexico City, 28/04/09
France says it will request an EU-wide ban on all flights to Mexico, source of the swine flu outbreak.

The move follows confirmation of new cases in Germany, Austria, Britain and Spain. Many, if not all, of those infected have recently been to Mexico.

French Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said France would push for the flight ban at a meeting of EU health ministers on Thursday.

However World Health Organization (WHO) officials say a ban may be pointless.

BBC NEWS | Europe | France urges Mexican flight ban

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