The Mexican and Chinese governments sent chartered flights to each other's countries on Tuesday to pick up their respective nationals stranded or quarantined because of the global swine flu outbreak.
By Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases stood at 1,085 in 21 countries, according to the World Health Organization. Twenty-five people have died of the virus in Mexico; one died in the United States.
An Aeromexico flight was making several stops throughout China to collect nearly 70 citizens who were being held in quarantine across the communist nation as part of its strict swine flu-control measures. Read full article »