Saturday 23 January 2021

Covid-19 Costa Rica

Sneezing protocol and proper hand washing are crucial to prevent contagion. Remember that prevention is key.

Costa Rica and Panama in times of Coronavirus

The worldwide pandemic has devastated the world’s health care systems. Poorer and underdeveloped countries have especially been hit hard by the current health crisis. For...

130 laboratories have authorization to perform covid-19 tests in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health and the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) joined forces to provide facilities to people who want or need...

Costa Rica will continue to vaccinate vulnerable groups while Pfizer resumes shipments in mid-February

QCOSTARICA - Health authorities said on Thursday they will maintain the vaccination against COVID-19 of vulnerable groups despite the notification from Pfizer it would...

KLM suspends flights to Costa Rica due to new health restrictions from the Dutch government

QCOSTARICA - KLM, the Dutch airline, decided to suspend all its long-haul international flights starting this Friday, including those to and from Costa Rica. This...

Cuba intends to have its vaccine against covid-19 ready in 2021

TODAY CUBA – Havana. It’s a gamble that may sound crazy, but experienced Cuban researchers have focused on the task of developing the first...

First vaccines against covid-19 arrive in Panama, the country with the most infections in Central America

TODAY PANAMA – With a sideways view of the syringe, nurse Violeta Gaona received the first dose of the vaccine against covid-19 in Panama...

Legislators approve budget to ensure vaccines against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Legislative Assembly approved Tuesday afternoon the first extraordinary budget for the fiscal year of 2021, which ensures ¢40.5 billion colones for...

“Chepito”, at 120, Costa Rica’s oldest gets vaccinated

QCOSTARICA - José Uriel de los Ángeles Delgado Corrales, known affectionately as "Chepito", at 120 and the oldest Costa Rican, received the first dose...

6 year old girl dies of causes associated with covid-19: it is the fourth death of a child

QCOSTARICA - A six-year-old girl, with a fundamental neurological problem, became the fourth child fatality due to causes linked to covid-19. The girl died on...

“It is foreseeable that 2021 will be like an extension of 2020”: UNA epidemiologist

QCOSTARICA - Despite the arrival of the vaccine against Covid-19 in Costa Rica, 2021 will be like “an extension of 2020”, according to Juan...

‘Inappropriate conduct’ in December influenced the increase in the contagion rate

QCOSTARICA - "We are in an increase in the pandemic in Costa Rica, caused, among other things, by inappropriate citizen behavior during the month...

People over 80 will be a priority in the second stage of vaccination against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - When Costa Rica begins covid-19 vaccination of group 2, of those 58 years old and over, priority will be given to those...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 181,093 cases and 2,367 deaths

RICO'S COVID19 DIGEST - Costa Rica has accumulated 181,093 cases of Covid-19 since the first cases last March, the Ministry of Health reported this...

Australian doctor’s at-home Covid test approved by FDA

(AFP) An Australian doctor who began inventing virus detection tools as a "hobby" is now helming a mammoth effort to ship the first non-prescription...

Ticos lose respect for the new coronavirus, lower their guard

QCOSTARICA - Costa Ricans (Ticos) went from not knowing a single suspected or confirmed case of covid-19 in April to learning of four or...

Three-quarters of Wuhan patients hospitalized for Covid-19 still had symptoms 6 months later, Chinese study finds

(CNN) Most patients who had been hospitalized with Covid-19 still suffered a variety of symptoms -- including fatigue and sleep difficulties -- six months...

Sanitary vehicle restriction influenced a 32% drop in road deaths

QCOSTARICA - A 32% decrease in road deaths last year would be an indirect effect of the health vehicle restriction introduced since mid-March as...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Latest report for Januay 10

QCOSTARICA - It's been some days since I have posted a new report on the covid-19 situation in Costa Rica. It's not for the...

This is what Costa Rica paid to Pfizer-BioNTech for vaccines against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica paid Pfizer US$36 million dollars for the three million doses of covid-19 vaccines, that is, US$12 each. The information was provided...

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