April 27, 2009 / 12:08 PM / 10 years ago

Cuba to limit Mexico flights amid swine flu fears

HAVANA, April 27 (Reuters) - The Cuban government said on Monday it will limit flights to and from Mexico as one of the measures it was taking to prevent an outbreak of swine flu on the island nation.

There are several flights daily between Havana and Mexico City and Havana and the Mexican beach resort of Cancun. But the government announcement, published in state-run press, did not say whether the number of flights would be reduced or simply maintained at the current level.

There was no mention of whether any cases of swine flu had been detected in Cuba.

It also advised Cubans to wash their hands frequently and to cover their mouths and nose when they sneeze or cough.

(Editing by Will Dunham)

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