Sunday, April 26, 2009

Passengers On Flight From Mexico Relieved To Be Home

Many Montrealers, troubled by news of the swine flu outbreak, said they were relieved to be back on Canadian soil after spending time in Mexico City. (April 26, 2009)

From CTV News:

Amidst international concern over a swine flu outbreak, a number of travellers arrived at Trudeau Airport Sunday afternoon from Mexico City, relieved to be back home.

For some of those who landed on Canadian soil around 1 p.m., it was the first time in three days that they didn't have to cover their faces.

"There are many sick people there," said Alexandra Madera. "Everyone at the airport in Mexico was wearing a mask."

Madera said Mexican officials had passengers fill out a form that asked whether they were suffering from any flu-like symptoms, and anyone showing such symptoms was not allowed to board the plane.

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