The Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS) announced on Monday that it will keep all of its services open and running during Semana Santa (Holy Week) this year.

The state medical system said all emergency services, clinics and hospitals across the country will be fully open, including financial services, drug delivery, laboratories and specialist consultations.

Semana Santa begins on Sunday, March 24 and end on Sunday, March 31.

The Thursday and Friday of Semana Santa are legal holidays in Costa Rica.

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