It was finally this morning that the long desire to end the ordeal was met. A number of Argentines, recently stranded in Mexico, were allowed to come home.
More than 200 people arrived at Ezeiza airport on a special chartered flight.
Since last week, the Argentine government suspended flights returning from Mexico due to swine flu.
However, on arriving back in Argentina, one of the complaints that has been made clear, is the lack of information circulated to the public who were clearly in a position of possible infection on arriving in Mexico.
Passengers have stated their concern about arriving in the Mexican capital, saying that although they received masks,the authorities of the Ministry of Health did not present them with a concrete plan of precautionary measures that should have been taken in the following days. Gabriel Jaimovich told Clarín newspaper: “Asides from being advised to remain inside for the next five or six days, nobody told us when they would call, nor carried out the tests we had expected.”
The atmosphere in Ezeiza was of mixed emotion; mainly relief, although mingled with anxiety, confusion, anger and helplessness. On arriving at the airport, passengers were received by relatives who were waiting in terminal B of the airport. Many who arrived were wearing masks; although this was not at specific request from official personnel. There they were subjected to various tests such as a thermal camera that measured body temperature and none of the passengers showed any sign of fever. After they signed an affidavit that indicated they had not experienced any symptoms of swine flu, they were given a list of preventitive measures to further control the risk of possible infection.