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Doctors call for urgent voluntary quarantine in Nicaragua

(AFP) Nicaraguan medical unions on Monday called on the population to urgently adopt a voluntary quarantine to deal with the spread of COVID-19, which they believe is expanding and has collapsed hospitals, although the government “continues to deny it.” Some 34 medical associations called for...

Food banks are a lifeline for Mexico’s needy, and never more than during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every Friday, early in the morning, Arsenia Cortes packs two huge nylon bags in her worn backpack and sets off on her journey. It takes the 47-year-old Mexican a full hour from her village of Amozoc to the provincial capital Puebla, and she has...

Five-day-old among the infected in Costa Rica; Confirmed cases now 1,084

(QCOSTARICA) As a new month begins and a phase of greater flexibility for restaurants, hotels, and other activities, commences, the Ministry of Health reported 28 new cases of COVID-19. Among the confirmed infections in the last 24 hours is a five-day-old infant. For now, according to...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 25 new cases in 24 hours, total infected now 1,047

(QCOSTARICA) In perhaps one of the shortest daily reports on the coronavirus situation in Costa Rica, this Saturday, May 30, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, offered a prerecorded video. The minister confirmed 25 new cases over the Friday, for a total of now of...

Stay home! Clínica Bíblica offers COVID-19 testing at home!

Understanding the need for social distancing and facilitating access to the health of the population, the Hospital Clínica Bíblica offers COVID-19 testing and any product from their Pharmacy to your door. In the case of the COVID-19 test, thanks to the flexibility of the guidelines...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Confirmed cases now 1,022, All hotels will operate at 50%

With 1,022 covid-19 confirmed cases as of this Friday, May 29, Costa Rica is preparing to enter a new phase of reopening activities starting Monday. According to information from the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, starting June 1 all hotels, cabinas, and accommodation establishments will...

Tourist Ban Extended To June 30

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica Health Minister, Daniel Salas, on Friday, announced the extension of the border restrictions for an additional fifteen days, that is, until June 30. During the restrictions, Costa Rica will continue to deny the entry of tourists; only Costa Ricans and residents (who...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 1,000!

(QCOSTARICA) The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, on Thursday, confirmed 16 new cases of the coronavirus in Costa Rica, bringing the total of infections since the first on March 6, yo 1,000. According to the numbers by the Ministry of Health, these are 470 women...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 28 new cases, “main risk for the country is Nicaragua”;

(QCOSTARICA) Health Minister Daniel Salas had a clear message at the press conference on Wednesday: the main risk for Costa Rica is the situation of the covid-19 in Nicaragua. "Our main health risk at this time is the high level of virus circulation that exists...

What is convalescent plasma that Costa Rica applies to critically ill covid-19 patients?

(QCOSTARICA) In a phrase, convalescent plasma therapy is about removing plasma from patients who have already recovered from SARS-CoV-2, the covid-19-transmitting coronavirus, and administering it to critically ill patients fighting the disease. The therapy is an experimental treatment. It is not a new treatment, but...

Hydroxychloroquine under review in Costa Rica

The president of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), Roman Macaya, announced on Monday that the Pharmacotherapy Committee of the institution will be convened to review the results that have been seen in the country with the use of hydroxychloroquine in patients with...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: total infected rises to 930, with 21 new cases 21 new cases, the highest in recent weeks

The Ministry of Health on Monday, May 25, reported 21 new cases over the previous day, bringing the number of people who have had the new coronavirus in Costa Rica reached 951. Daniel Salas, Health Minister, called attention to this increase in the report of...

21 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours!

Rico's Covid-19 Digest - Without the usual fervor, one could even say "aguevado", the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, announced that 21 new cases of the coronavirus were registered over the day before. The Minister's tone was one of disappointment, mixed with frustration, appeared almost...

COVID-19 goes from respiratory disease to multisystemic

When you talk to doctors in intensive care units (ICUs) in the UK and other countries around the world who have been dealing with the devastating effects of COVID-19 for weeks, the phrase they repeat over and over again is: "We have never seen...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 12 new cases in the last 24 hours, six of them are minors

This Sunday, May 24, 12 new cases of Covid-19 coronavirus are registered in Costa Rica, of which six are minors, according to the case report issued by the Ministry of Health. The infants are stable, according to information from the institution's press department, although no...

Costa Rica will randomly test for Coronavirus

(QCOSTARICA) Supermarkets, barracks, hairdresser salons, churches, nursing homes, Ebáis and other sites in high social risk areas will be used for the random sampling of Coronavirus. This is a strategy that the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) will implement during this month, according to...

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health investigating “atypical case” of coronavirus

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health is investigating an "atypical case" of coronavirus in Costa Rica, where a patient tested positive for the first time for covid-19 on March 27, was discharged and who was positive again, continuing to suffer from a lack of smell...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Seven new cases for a total of 918

The Ministry of Health reported this Saturday seven new cases of Coronavirus, for a total of 918 since the first case was reported on March 6. These are 425 women and 493 men, of whom 757 are Costa Rican and 161 foreigners, with an age...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Confirmed cases increase by 6, now 903

As of May 21, six new cases of COVID-19 were reported, for a total of 903 confirmed cases, since the first on March 6. The age range  is from 3 months to 87 years. There are 417 women and 486 men, of whom 745 are...

Fundación Arias denounces ‘genocide’ in Nicaragua for mismanagement of the coronavirus

(QCOSTARICA) The Fundación Arias para la Paz y el Progreso Humano (Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress) denounced that "the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship is taking advantage of the covid-19 pandemic to provoke a genocide driven by criminal negligence." This was stated this Wednesday during the...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Confirmed cases now 897, 4 more truckers treated for covid-19

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 15 new cases of covid-19 in the country in the last 24 hours, increase the total infected since the first on March 6, to 897, throughout 68 of the 82 cantons. There are now 582 people recovered, while the...

Covid-19 cases went from 25 to 254 in one week in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) In a single week, the number of confirmed cases of the covid-19 in Nicaragua went from 25 to 254, while the official deaths rose from 8 to 17, as reported by the Minister of Health, Martha Reyes, this Tuesday, May 19. “During the...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Confirmed cases now at 866, Gvt accused by Nicaragua of closing border

Health Minister Daniel Salas confirmed at noon Monday that the country added three new cases of people infected with Covid-19, the total now standing at 866. The average age range is from three months to 87 years, of which 471 are men and 395 are...

Bus passengers ordered isolation after contact with an asymptomatic

An asymptomatic positive Costa Rican man with COVID-19 boarded a bus to Siquirres, which caused the isolation of the other passengers. The man had been in Chontales, Nicaragua since last February, and tested when he entered the country through the La Tablillas border. As he...

Coronavirus in Nicaragua: Doctors warn of possible chaos due to the rapid spread of covid-19

Today Nicaragua, Managua. Inhabitants and doctors of Nicaragua fear that the country is on the verge of chaos due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, due to the lack of measures to contain it and official secrecy regarding infections in the country. The independent media,...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 863 confirmed cases, country testing at 500 fixed and mobile points

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health reported 10 new cases of covid-19 over the previous day., bringing the total to 863. There are 725 Costa Ricans and 138 foreigners, of whom 470 are men and 393 women. The age range of those infected is from...

Husband of the first deceased woman by covid-19: ‘I told her from a distance,‘ Love, you beat me (…) God chose you first”

(QCOSTARICA) The death of a loved one, a spouse, close relative, a good friend is always difficult, and even more so if it is a death from covid-19, where due to the characteristics of the disease, there can be no hugs, kisses, or even...

Half of covid-19 hospitalized patients in Costa Rica are smokers

Nine of the 18 people hospitalized by COVID-19 are smokers, according to a report by the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS). Román Macaya, executive president, indicated that 5 of the interned are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 13 in wards of state...

Two deaths in a single day from coronavirus in Hospital México

(QCOSTARICA) This Friday, something unusual happened in the middle of the pandemic: two people died in a single day from coronavirus and the two at Hospital México, in San José. First, in the afternoon, a 58-year-old from Alajuela. And at 8 pm, according to the...

Truckers in transit will move in police convoys

As of today, Friday, truckers in transit from north to south of the country, will move in convoys, escorted by the Fuerza Publica (National Police) A negative test for the coronavirus will not be required of them, the decision coming after complaints by carriers of...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 15 new cases confirmed, for a total of 830

With an increase of 15 new confirmed cases, the number of infections in the country since March 6 reached 830 this Thursday, May 14. Of these, 295 remain active, while 535 have recovered. The information was provided by the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, by video...

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 that country, Fernando Llorca Castro, confirmed. “We have already reached 20 deceased. The last two added is a 3-year-old man New...

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