Thursday, 22 October 2020

Covid-19 Costa Rica

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Costa Rica’s new Congress building becomes a ‘super spreader’

QCOSTARICA - After six and a half hours of discussion on the Legislative floor, Eduardo Cruickshank, chairman of the Legislative Assembly, suddenly stopped the...

Costa Rica eliminates covid-19 testing requirement for travelers

QCOSTARICA  - Starting Monday, October 26, tourists, residents and nationals arriving by air in Costa Rica no longer require a negative RT-PCR test. Neither will...

Recent trend of the R rate in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The R rate of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, estimated with the most recent data from October 21, 2020, is R = 0.98...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,503 new cases for Wed October 21

QCOSTARICA - Following a drop in the new cases daily since Sunday, there was a spike on Wednesday, with the Ministry of Health reported...

WHO: The pandemic is “far from over”

QCOSTARICA - COVID-19 "is far from over," warned Maria Van Kerkhove, responsible for managing the pandemic at the World Health Organization (WHO). In an interview...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,166 new cases for Oct 17

QCOSTARICA - As of October 17, Costa Rica registers 1,166 new cases of COVID-19, of which 299 are by epidemiological link and 867 by...

Commerce anticipates drought of temporary hires for the end of the year

QCOSTARICA - The Costa Rican commercial sector estimates a difficult situation for year-end retail sales and the traditional hiring of temporary help. The Costa Rican...

COVID-19 In Costa Rica: 1,196 new cases for Oct 16; total cases nearing 100,000

QCOSTARICA - On Friday, October 16, the Ministry of Health reported 1,196 new cases of COVID-19, of which 336 are by epidemiological link and...

Costa Rica opens air borders to ALL countries in November

QCOSTARICA -  As of November 1, Costa Rica will open its air border to all countries. To date, tourists from only a select number...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,372 new cases for Oct 15; first two deaths of minors recorded

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reported 1,372 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday, October 15, bringing the total confirmed cases to 93,152, with...

First two minors die with COVID-19 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Seven months after the first case of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, we have the death of the first two minors. In the epidemiological...

Government relaxes vehicle restriction for weekends

QCOSTARICA - The daytime sanitary vehicle restriction will be suspended on weekends starting this Saturday. vehiThrough a video, President, Carlos Alvarado, announced that from this...

COVID-19: 1,542 new cases for Oct 14; 100,000 mark in sight

QCOSTARICA -For Wednesday, October 14, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, reported 1,542 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 91,780 confirmed...

Roche to launch new COVID-19 antigen test with results in 18 minutes

QCOSTARICA - Roche announced Tuesday that it intends to launch a high-volume Antigen test as an aid in the diagnosis of Severe Acute Respiratory...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 2,799 new cases in last 72 hours; hospitalizations climbs

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reports 2,799 new cases in the last 72 hours, for a total now of 90,235, and the number...

Panama reopens air borders for tourists after closed for seven months

QCOSTARICA - Panama, on Monday, October 12, reopened its air borders to international flights with tourists, after keeping them closed for seven months due...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: No truce in daily infections, 1,386 for Saturday, Oct 10

QCOSTARICA - Following a downward trend for six consecutive days last week, the number of new cases daily has again increased. For Saturday, October...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,255 cases for Friday, Oct 9; hospitalizations stable

QCOSTARICA - For Friday, October 9, 2020, the Ministry of Health reported 1,255 new cases of COVID-19, of which 322 are by epidemiological link...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,355 new cases Wednesday; Hospitalized dropped

QCOSTARICA - For Wednesday, October 7, the Ministry of Health reported 1,355 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, the country registers 1,355 new...

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Eight private labs authorized to carry out COVID-19 tests in Costa Rica

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Virus halts Panama beef exports to China

Panama’s beef exports which were helping to re-energize the agricultural industry and reached US$10 million in six months last year have been halted by...

295 Confirmed Cases; Health Orders 8 pm Closing; Higher fines on the way

The Ministry of Health announced that starting Saturday, March 28, all establishments with sanitary permits - that is everything retail, restaurant, businesses that have...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Confirmed cases reached 804, use of mask recommended

(QCOSTARICA) The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus covid-19 is now at 804, confirmed the Minister of Health on Monday, that is 3...

20 Ticos now dead by covid-19 in the United States

The number of Costa Ricans who have died from covid-19 in the United States increased to 20 this Thursday, the Costa Rican ambassador to...

A pandemic without measures: Costa Rica would have had 80,000 sick, 800 dead

(QCOSTARICA) "As of June 8, 4,628 new cases of COVID-19 are registered, for a total of 79,951 and 800 deaths are reported. There are...

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