We arrived in Mexico to talk about the growing violence in the country but we’ve found ourselves in the midst of a deadly flu outbreak. The news here is dominated by the story and being out on the streets it seems people are quite concerned, some are taking to wearing masks.
The authorities have closed down schools & public buildings in a bid to control things, in fact the venue we have booked for Monday will also be closed to the public. We’ve had to contact the BBC safety team to get advice. In fact one member of our team has pulled out over concerns.
I’m sure the audience will have plenty to say about the outbreak, the papers are saying the mood of the city has changed, calling Mexico city empty and sad. I’d be interested in hearing their thoughts on this. Last night our restaurant was very busy and it seemed like people were still out and about.