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KOBE (Kyodo) Classes resumed Wednesday at the last school in Kobe to remain closed due to swine flu.

Kobe Gakuin University High School has 11 infected students. It closed May 18 and resumed a week later, then closed again May 27 after discovering new infections.

School officials said that to be on the safe side, no teams will participate in sports events for the next week, including the prefectural championships.

“It was a difficult decision because it was the last chance for the seniors to take part in the championships, but we need to prevent its spread,” Principal Yasuhiro Hatta said.

Meanwhile, a man in his 20s who was staying at a training facility in Shizuoka Prefecture was confirmed to be infected with the new H1N1 influenza, and a 29-year-old woman in Asahi, Chiba Prefecture, also came down with the virus.

With the latest cases, total infections in Japan rose to 404.

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