Suriname confirmed its first cases of the swine flu around June 16, 2009. It is believed that these cases came from Trinidad and Tobago due to the fact that out of 16 volleyball players from Suriname came home from touring these two countries during a tournament, 11 out of the 16 volleyball players were confirmed to have cases of the swine flu. Suriname worked very hard to contain the virus and treat the volleyball players, which were all recovering quite well, and officials have stated that "There is no reason to panic." The families of the volleyball players are being tested for the flu virus and those who are showing symptoms of illness are being asked to stay home and seek preventative treatment. Suriname is taking this virus very seriously and has even has opened a swine flu hot line for concerned citizens.