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Authorities ordered the closure of all schools and movie theaters in Mumbai as the number of swine flu fatalities in the country rose to 15, officials and news reports said.

Some Indian schools have previously been closed when students tested positive for the virus, but this is the first time that all schools and movie theaters have been shut in a major city.

India has confirmed 1,078 cases of swine flu, according to the Health Ministry, including 589 people who have recovered. All schools and colleges in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, will remain closed until Wednesday, and movie theaters until Sunday, according to Prajakta Lavangare, the spokeswoman for Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital.

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