Mumbai schools, colleges, theatres closed due to swine flu

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Mumbai/Pune/ New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): The Maharashtra Government on Wednesday said that schools, colleges and cinema theatres will remain closed in view of swine flu situation in Maharashtra.

A senior government official said, schools and colleges would remain closed for seven days and theatres and multiplexes for three days.

In Pune, a 33-year-old succumbed to the deadly swine flu virus taking the country's' swine flu death toll to 15.

The patient died in the Sasoon General Hospital.

Meanwhile, men, aged 22 and 40 respectively, who had been diagnosed with the flu, were said to be in a critical condition at New Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

Earlier in the day, a doctor and a 29-year-old woman succumbed to the deadly virus in Nashik and Pune respectively.

In Nashik, 38-year-old doctor Rupesh Gangurde died at the Nashik Civil Hospital at around 2:30 a.m. this morning.

In Pune, Shrawani Deshpande died due to bilateral pneumonia following severe lung infection caused by the H1N1 virus at around the same time. 2:30 a.m.

Deshpande, a resident of Kothrud area, died at the Sasoon General Hospital.

On Tuesday, a 62-year old Thane woman and a Vadodara girl had succumbed to the deadly virus.

Shahida Abdul Aziz from Pune was admitted to the Noor Hospital in Bhaikhala and a (H1N1) virus was detected in her body only after her death.

In Vadodara, the girl fell prey to the flu, taking Gujarat's toll to two. (ANI)

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