The relatives of patients at Calderon Guardia Hospital, downtown San Jose, won’t be able to visit them on Friday, May 3rd.

The medical center decided to do so because it has been appointed a “base hospital for emergencies” during the visit of the President of the United States Barack Obama on Friday, May 3rd, and Saturday, May 4th.

According to information from the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS, the Social Security institution), visiting hours will be back to normal on May 4th, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

According to the CCSS, non-medical units in the seven cantons covered by the day off for public workers will be closed. This measure covers the cantons of San Jose, Alajuela, Belen, Escazu, Goicoechea, Montes de Oca, and Curridabat.

However, basic health centers, health areas, and hospitals will operate normally, the CCSS remarked.

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