Authorities in India warned against panic and advice people against stocking up on swine flu mask and crowding hospitals. Schools, malls and movie theaters were closed to try and prevent a major outbreak of the H1N1 virus. The first person to die of the swine flu in India was a 14-year-old girl on August 3rd. By August 14, a total of 20 people had died. The total population of India is about 1.2 billion.