Schools, colleges, malls shut in M'rashta over H1N1

Schools, colleges, malls shut in M'rashta over H1N1

While schools and colleges will be closed for the entire week, cinema halls will be shut for three days, a state government spokesman announced here.

A 35-year-old ayurvedic doctor in Pune died of influenza A (H1N1) virus early Monday, taking the toll to six in the country. India's first swine flu victim was 14-year-old Reeda Shaikh who died Aug 3, also in Pune.

Three of the six swine flu deaths in India so far have taken place in Maharashtra.