Mexico City on lockdown to slow swine flu spread

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Officials in Mexico City, home to about 20 million people, have declared a state of high alert.

Restaurants have been partially closed, with only takeaway food being allowed to be sold.

Gyms, sports clubs, swimming pools and billiard halls have been suspended as part of the government’s strategy to slow the spread of the virus.

Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico.

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