I'm living in Querétaro, and apparently schools and stuff are being shut down here as well. We went out to get a bite to eat last night and it was eerily quiet, we were the only ones in the restaurant when we got there. Only one other person showed up, and they were wearing a surgical mask.
Dun dun dun. Didn't feel any of the earthquake here though, mind you I just woke up about 5 minutes ago to a ringing phone!
That's where my parents live!
My dad said they are not allowing people into to any of the Commercial Mexicanas without masks on and are requiring people to apply sterilising fluid to their hands before entering.
MEXICO CITY, April 27 (UPI) -- An earthquake rattled central Mexico Monday causing buildings in the capital, Mexico City, to sway, local officials said.
The quake registered 6 on the Richter Scale and was centered some 130 miles southwest of the capital, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, or of damage to buildings.
The World Health Organization raised its global pandemic alert level from three to four on Monday, meaning the global health body feels the virus causing the swine flu outbreak can easily transmit between people.
Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the WHO’s assistant director general, confirmed the move during a briefing from Geneva.
Level four "indicates a significant increase in risk of a pandemic but does not necessarily mean that a pandemic is a forgone conclusion," says the WHO website, which details the six-level alert system
As emacman said, there is no vaccine yet, so the army is distributing surgical masks and keeping public areas vacant to avoid spreading the virus. What else can they do until a vaccine becomes available?
This is just how the earth cleans itself of the biggest problem it has ever faced: people.