Andhra delegation cancels US trip in view of flu scare

May 2nd, 2009

HYDERABAD - A team of top bureaucrats from Andhra Pradesh cancelled their visit to the United States in view of the swine flu scare.

The five-member team headed by Chief Secretary P. Ramakanth Reddy was to visit Washington to hold talks with the World Bank to seek loans for various road projects in the state.

The team was to leave on May 4 to hold a series of talks with the World Bank officials to seek assistance for construction and improvement of several key roads in the state. However, the top bureaucrat decided to cancel the trip in view of the scare created by the epidemic in the US.

Sources close to the chief secretary said the team would now visit the US only after the epidemic scare subsides and a new government is formed in the state.

A NRI, who arrived here from Texas Wednesday, was found with alleged symptoms of swine flu. The samples of 26-year-old youth have been sent to a laboratory in New Delhi. The authorities have directed him not to move out of his house.

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