13 May 2009

Swine flu border controls still in place

3:41 pm on 13 May 2009

Despite a drop in the number of people in isolation for swine flu, health officials say stringent borders controls will stay in place.

The number of confirmed cases in New Zealand remains at seven and there are 49 suspected cases.

Public Health deputy director Fran McGrath says the number of suspected cases has been dropping rapidly since the weekend and the virus appears to be well contained.

Dr McGrath says the Ministry of Health is assessing the situation daily to decide what level of border control is needed.