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KYOTO (Kyodo) Most of the kindergartens, elementary schools and junior high schools in Kyoto reopened Tuesday after students were asked to stay home for nearly a week to contain the swine flu outbreak.

The Kyoto prefectural and municipal governments decided to resume classes two days earlier than scheduled because the infection rate of the new H1N1 virus appeared to be slowing.

On Tuesday, kids at 40 schools and kindergartens in the ancient capital resumed classes.

However, a boy in Nakagyoku Ward was confirmed Thursday to have H1N1, while a girl who goes to a vocational school in Shimogyo Ward tested positive Saturday.

Some schools — including the one attended by the infected boy — decided to stay closed until Wednesday.

In Yao, Osaka Prefecture, students resumed classes Tuesday, a day after the rest of the prefecture.

Shiga Prefecture decided to resume classes in and around Otsu on Wednesday.

Two from U.S. positive

Two people from the United States tested positive for swine flu after arriving at Narita airport on a flight from Los Angeles, the health ministry said Tuesday.

The two — a father in his 30s and his son, who is under 10 — were admitted to a hospital in Chiba Prefecture after arriving at 5:39 p.m. Monday on Singapore Airlines Flight 11, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said.

Officials said there were 260 people on the flight.

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