The swine flu is spreading now in Japan, especially in Hyogo and Osaka area. All of the high, middle, elementary, and preschools(4,000 schools!) in these two prefectures are closed to next Monday. I live in this area so my kids will stay at home for one week. STAY AT HOME!! In the note that my kids brought back from school, they say students should not go outside. They should not go to the park, shopping, friend’s home, and cancell to attend to the any lessons like piano, swimming etc. I have to check up their health every morning and write it down and hand in the paper to the school in a week.
You must think the Japanese government is overreacting, I think so, too. However, if this excessive reacting work well, you should take it in your country. This time is a trial. Fortunately, the swine flu seems not to be strong enough to kill the healthy person. We should learn a lot by this ill how to seal off the more lethal diseases.