The original rumor came from twitter about 4 hours ago….  

Mexico City Will Close 35,000 Restaurants, La Jornada Reports
Share | Email | Print | A A A

By Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

April 28 (Bloomberg) — Mexico City will close all 35,000 restaurants from today through May 5th, La Jornada said, as authorities try to avoid the spread of swine flu that may have killed as many as 152 people in Mexico.

The city government will send inspectors to verify the closures, La Jornada reported, citing Juan de Dios Barba, president of the local chapter of the Employers Confederation of the Mexican Republic.

The office of the mayor, Marcelo Ebrard, will make the announcement in the city’s official gazette, La Jornada said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Carlos M. Rodriguez in Mexico City at