Authorities in Vietnam have shut a school in Ho Chi Minh City due to swine flu fears, a teacher there said on Monday, after 21 people, both students and teachers, were infected with the virus.
“We are closing the school for seven days starting today,” the teacher from Ngo Thoi Nhiem private high school told AFP, requesting anonymity.
The newspaper Ho Chi Minh City Law reported that a student who returned to the school last week after visiting relatives had tested positive for the A (H1N1) virus and that other students and teachers subsequently tested positive.
While classes are suspended, some students remain on campus in a hostel, where their health is being monitored, the teacher said.
Vietnam has recorded 383 cases of the A (H1N1) virus, with most of those infected already discharged from hospital, the health ministry said. There have been no deaths from the virus.