Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 1,187 new cases for Friday; concern for rise in hospitalizations

QCOSTARICA - Alone at the conference table from Casa Presidencial, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, made the rare appearance lately to provide us...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 1,219 new case on Thursday; total now 128,231

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reported for Thursday, November...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 1,422 news cases for Wednesday

QCOSTARICA - Wednesday night, November 18, the Ministry of...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Hospital occupancy increases; there are 221 people ICU

QCOSTARICA - Though the number of new daily confirmed...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 1,369 new cases Sunday and Monday, total now 124,592

QCOSTARICA - Despite that Casa Presidencial has reduced the...

The latest on the coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica

132,295
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 24 November 2020 12:50 am
1,641
Total deaths
Updated on 24 November 2020 12:50 am

COVID-19 Timeline in Costa Rica

ALL CORONAVIRUS

How a Covid-19 vaccine could change travel for good

(CNN) — It was the good news that gave...

WHO: The pandemic is “far from over”

QCOSTARICA - COVID-19 "is far from over," warned Maria...

New rapid antigen tests could transform COVID-19 response in the Americas

QREPORTS - The new affordable, reliable antigen diagnostic tests...

Countries Turn to Rapid Antigen Tests to Contain Second Wave of COVID-19

(Reuters) - Countries straining to contain a second wave...

BLOGS & OPINION

Sign our petition for the foreigner’s driver’s license exemption

QCOSTARICA - In several days, foreigners (tourists) who have been in the country for more than three months will not be able to drive...

What mistakes? Asks Head of AyA

QCOSTARICA - Perhaps you weren't one of the thousands affected by the mistakes in billing by the water utility, the Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA),...

A Tale of two real estate conmen in Costa Rica

An excerpt from Christopher Howard’s new book, ”The Costa Rica Chronicles – a glimpse of a magical and lost time”. Many foreigners who come to...

Will we see the 50% reduction in the 2021 Marchamo? I think so, yes…

RICO'S TICO BULL - On Thursday, on the legislative agenda was the thing (bill) about the reduction of the 2021 Marchamo. Had it been...

The Marchamo dilemma

OPINION - In less than two weeks, on November 1, unless there is a setback, the 2021 Marchamo goes on sale. Some publications on social...

TOP STORIES

Pressure on dollar exchange begins to give ground: Will it be sustainable?

QCOSTARICA - After peaking on November 11, at ¢616.58 according to the Banco Central (Central Bank) average, the exchange rate seems to be losing...

Covid-19 snatched parents from renowned CCSS surgeon

QCOSTARICA  - His heart thumped every time he reached the basement...

Arrival of the vaccine against covid-19 will not replace other measures against contagion

QCOSTARICA - The pace with which COVID-19 vaccines are being...

Team of 200 prepare vaccination of three million Ticos against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The exact date is not known, but the...

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Protesters fail to block streets again: 11 arrested

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican roads were once again interrupted by...

Covid-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica highest in five weeks

QCOSTARICA - The rate or speed of contagion, also called...

Pandemic hits employment for women the hardest

QCOSTARICA - The gaps that COVID-19 will leave on Costa Rican society will be...

Blockades are back!

QCOSTARICA - On Wednesday, a group in Upala, in northern...

Costa Rica wants to attract foreign pensioners and rentiers

QCOSTARICA - The minimum amount of capital investment that a...

State of the Nation report: “The situation was already fragile before the pandemic.”

QCOSTARICA - The evidence collected by the Programa Estado de...

REDAQTED

Traveller’s Tale: Costa Rica has reopened to travelers. Here’s what it’s like to visit

LONELY PLANET -  Twenty-one years ago, Costa Rica was the first country I had ever visited outside the United States. Since that first trip,...

Limonal and Cañas expansion six months behind schedule

QCOSTARICA - The 21 km extension, better yet, expansion, of...

Turrialba Volcano will once again amaze visitors with guided tours from sunrise

QCOSTARICA - With a string of walks that will begin...

Dengue cases in 2020 already exceed all cases in 2019

QCOSTARICA - As the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Salas,...

When in Rome, ‘Forbidden to talk about the coronavirus’

QWORLD - The message is clear and posted for everyone...

Canada’s largest city going on Covid lockdown

QTRAVEL - Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Friday warned...

Dollar drops ¢10 this week due to year-end seasonality

QCOSTARICA - The dollar exchange fell ¢10.38 this week as...

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FINCA PARAISO

The bicycle, fashion in Costa Rica in times of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The bike (bici in Spanish), in fact, along with masks, face shields, alcohol gel and hand washing liquid soap, is one of...

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Turrialba Volcano will once again amaze visitors with guided tours from sunrise

QCOSTARICA - With a string of walks that will begin at 5 am and will continue every hour until 10 am, in groups of...

Traditional Christmas lighting in San Joaquín de Flores canceled due to the pandemic

QCOSTARICA - For two decades, Christmas has been lived in...

Bill wants Hollywood to film movies again in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Seeing Costa Rica in a Hollywood movie is...

107 years and two pandemics: The story of the Tico carpenter Juan Gabriel Hernández

QCOSTARICA -  In an orange armchair located next to the...

LIGHTER SIDE OF COSTA RICA

Costa Rica in sugar war with Canada and Brazil

The Costa Rica government's ideological protectionism puts us in trouble...

Alvarado Administration Falls to Lowest Levels of Popularity

The administration of Carlos Alvarado fell to the lowest level...

AyA president does not see any error in high bills to its customers

What mistakes? AyA president does not see any error in...

MOST READ - TOP 10

Hydroxychloroquine: the drug Costa Rica uses successfully to fight covid-19

Used in the world for decades in the treatment of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks,...

Nude Hotels & Beaches in Costa Rica

Doing what we all think about – going nude in...

The Best Place to be in the world before, during and after COVID-19

While COVID is devastating New York, California, and Washington State...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina...

Who Are The Richest Men in Central America and Why

As is usual every year, Forbes magazine has released its...

Crack Down On Prostitution In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / Many living and visiting Costa Rica's...

10 Reasons Why Black Men Should Visit Costa Rica (List)

(By Tarik Pierce, Expatkings.com) What’s up fellas! I’ve shared a...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public...

Irish actor Stuart Townsend Selling Malibu Mansion For New Life in Costa Rica

  Irish actor Stuart Townsend is saying goodbye to California, putting...

REPORTS

When in Rome, ‘Forbidden to talk about the coronavirus’

QWORLD - The message is clear and posted for everyone to see: "It is...

Jill Biden, the future first lady who wants to continue teaching

QREPORTS -  Jill Biden is no stranger to the glare of the political spotlight....

Ortega no longer has fresh petrodollars from Venezuela. And now what?

TODAY NICARAGUA – Much has been said about Venezuelan cooperation, except that it is...

LATIN AMERICA

Protesters set fire to the Guatemalan Congress

Q24N - Hundreds of Guatemalans burned Congress headquarters on Saturday in protest at the...

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Remittances grow in Nicaragua despite the coronavirus pandemic

“Everybody sends money to family members for their daily subsistence...

Iota damages 98% of the infrastructure of the Colombian island Providencia

Q24N - The passage of hurricane Iota, a category 5,...

Category 5 Hurricane Iota makes landfall on North Caribbean coast of Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – Hurricane Iota, a category 5 hurricane, made...

Nicaragua: A Holiday Season without Flights

TODAY NICARAGUA – Avianca, the Colombian based airline, has unintentionally...

TRAVEL

Canada’s largest city going on Covid lockdown

QTRAVEL - Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Friday warned...

EXPAT FOCUS

LONELY PLANET -  Twenty-one years ago, Costa Rica was the first country I had ever visited outside the United States. Since that first trip,...

Sign our petition for the foreigner’s driver’s license exemption

QCOSTARICA - In several days, foreigners (tourists) who have been...

Foreigners will NOT have their driving privileges extended past Nov 18

QCOSTARICA - Usually, foreigners can use their foreign driver's license...

A Tale of two real estate conmen in Costa Rica

An excerpt from Christopher Howard’s new book, ”The Costa Rica...

From Boomers to Zoomers

QCOSTARICA - We are now in the Zoom era. For...