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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-05-11

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  • [01] Swine Flu Cases Rise
  • [02] Recession Stalls Building Industry

  • [01] Swine Flu Cases Rise


    According to the WHO, the confirmed cases of the new flu in 29 countries number 4,379. A third person died from the flu on US soil and one more died in Costa Rica. China confirmed its first case, a 30-year-old man who had recently returned from the USA and is now in Tsengtou County. The man's temperature rose in the plane that transferred him from Peking to Tsengtou, while the authorities have located and put under quarantine most of their co-travelers. Meanwhile, Canada had announced earlier five more cases, while two more cases were reported in Colombia.

    Third Death in the USA

    It is the third man to die of the swine flu. The man, 30, was living in Washington and was facing problems with his heart.

    In Canada 286 people are carrying the virus, while the Health authorities in the USA have reported 2,532 confirmed cases in 44 states. Besides, the new flu killed a third person in the USA Sunday.

    Mexicans in Quarantine in China

    At the same time, relations between Mexico and China remain tense, following Beijing's decision to put under quarantine 14 Mexicans, who are now there.

    The Mexican Foreign Ministry announced that most of the Mexicans knew about the quarantine before beginning their trip. However, they decided for personal, professional and family reasons to travel to China.

    News item: 22174

    [02] Recession Stalls Building Industry


    March proved a hard month as recession stalled the two basic sectors of economy, industrial production and building industry.

    A reduction that reached 18,6% was recorded in building licenses, due to the recession of building works in all prefectures except Macedonia and Trace. Recession in Macedonia reached 1,4%, in Mainland 1,6%, Epirus 16,6%, Central Macedonia 22,2%, στη Thessalia 22,7%, Ionian Islands 32,6%, Western Greece 10,2%, Peloponnese 24,9%, Attika 17,9%, Norrthern Attika 29,9%, Southern Aegean Islands 18,5% and Crete 31,7%.

    News item: 22167

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