May 14, 2009 / 12:15 AM / 10 years ago

Peru lifts ban on Mexico flights after flu fears

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru lifted its ban on airline flights to and from Mexico on Wednesday, two weeks after suspending them over H1N1 flu fears, the health minister said.

Peruvian Health Minister Oscar Ugarte has not yet reported a confirmed case of what has been called swine flu, but he said health officials will continue to monitor travelers arriving from Mexico.

Mexico has confirmed 60 deaths from the virus, which has already spread throughout the world.

On Wednesday, Mexico’s Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova said fewer people are falling ill with the virus and that it will likely kill no more than 100 people in his country as the government steps up control and treatment measures.

Reporting by Teresa Cespedes; writing by Dana Ford, editing by Jackie Frank

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