Filming the knock-on effects of swine fly in Mexico City Sunday

I was out shooting all day in downtown Mexico City Sunday, trying to get a sense of how the swine flu outbreak is affecting local businesses.

It’s bad. With schools closed, as well as cinemas, theaters and museums, sales for some vendors have dropped by as much as 70%. And it doesn’t look like things are going to get better anytime soon. The usual Monday morning traffic crawl was nowhere to be seen this morning, and I arrived at my office door to door in less than 20 minutes.

About half the people walking around on the streets are using masks, around half are risking it.

For a roundup of the Government reaction to the crisis, you can listen to this BBC Wales morning radio show, who got in touch to ask me about what the situation. You can listen to the program here, my interview is about 10 minutes in.

Dispatch to come.