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This article is about the shutdown in Mubai, India, caused by the H1N1 virus. The swine flue has cost 19 deaths already in india, of which three occured in Mumbai. Temporarily schools and cinemas are closed in Mumbai. Schools are closed for less than week, seven days including the weekend. Cinemas have been closed for the next three weeks, however only in the city. This was done not to cause panik in the population, but done after requests the authorities say. It was the `public pressure`that rode them into the decission. Ashok Chavan, Maharashtra Chief Minister, told a channel on the television that these factors were done to prevent any further deaths caused by the H1N1 virus. India’s Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has told the media that although this is a deadly virus, it is one of many more deadly diseases that can be caught in the country and threaten the population. So far the diseases has caused a total of 177,000 cases around the globe, with a death rate of 1,126, rising daily.