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Health official is the source of almost all suspected cases of coronavirus in Costa Rica

The alert at the Alajuela hospital and the closure of 4 public schools in Desamparados had as a starting point: a beloved official of the medical center. While the Ministry of Health and the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) prepared the ground so that...

Blue Valley College and Lincoln School Suspend Classes; Four Public Schools Closed

The Ministry of Health issued a closing health order to the Blue Valley private school in Escazu, after confirming that a parent tested positive for the coronavirus covid-19. Both the father and son (student at the school) are in quarantine. The school, with 1,000 students,...

Panama Reports First Coronavirus Covid-19 Fatality

Panama. The Minister of Health of Panama, Rosario Turner, confirmed Tuesday afternoon the first coronavirus covid-19 death, a 64-year-old man school principal It is the first covid-19 death in Central America. The man, who had also suffered from diabetic complications and bacterial pneumonia, died on March...

Expomóvil 2020; Concerts, Music Festival and Transitarte Suspended For Covid-19

Expomóvil 2020 has been suspended until further notice before the cancellation of massive events by COVID-19. Car lovers will have to wait to visit the Expomóvil 2020 as it joins the list of massive events that will be suspended following the guideline issued by the...

Suspected cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica Increase to 179

The Ministry of Health confirmed Tuesday at noon that the suspected number of cases of the Coronavirus COVID-19 went from 11 to 179 in the last hours. At this time 59 cases have been ruled. As to the confirmed cases, the number remains at 13, two...

Up to 13 number of people affected in Costa Rica with Coronavirus Covid-19

The Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) confirmed this Tuesday morning (March 10) that there are now 13 people in Costa Rica with Coronavirus Covid-19. Of these, eight were in contact with the 54-year-old from Alajuela man who is still in intensive care. Of the...

Panama confirms 1st case of coronavirus

Panama has confirmed its first case of the Covid-19. The patient is a 40-year-old Panamanian woman, Panama's Health Minister Rosario Turner reported last night in a press conference. Minutes before, Panama President Laurentino Nito Cortizo, confirmed the information through his Twitter account. According to Minister Turner,...

Health investigates how a 54-year-old doctor contracted covid-19 and infected at least five of the nine confirmed patients

There is not enough information, or so far it has been made public, about the way in which a specialist doctor at the San Rafael de Alajuela Hospital contracted the coronavirus covid-19 and infected at least five of the nine confirmed so far. The case...

“Batman” Vacationing In Costa Rica

Ben Affleck (Batman) could not choose a worse time to visit Costa Rica since his presence in Tiquicia coincides with the yellow alert raised by the Government for the coronavirus, of which there are 9 confirmed cases. According to the press office of Costa Rica's...

The risk of the coronavirus entering Nicaragua in case of confirmed cases in Costa Rica

The coronavirus covid-19 is getting closer and closer to Nicaragua, and the alerts increase in view of the possibility of the virus entering the country after 9 confirmed cases were detected in the neighboring country of Costa Rica. “The virus is going to enter (Nicaragua)...

Government Wants Answers From Guatemala For Restrictions On passengers from Costa Rica

After the first case of Covid-19 coronavirus was confirmed in Costa Rica on Friday, March 6, the Guatemalan Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) issued a statement indicating that an “epidemiological clinical evaluation” will be required of all passengers arriving in Guatemala...

Civil Aviation halts flight departure to Panama for review of virus

Costa Rica's Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil) confirmed that at 11:30 pm Saturday, the flight that was delayed for practically most of the day due to an alert for the presence of the coronavirus Covid-19, departed from the Juan Santamaría International or...

9 Cases and 34 Suspected of Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Yellow Alert Declared!

Costa Rica's Ministry of Health confirmed Sunday afternoon that the number of infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus rose to nine, while there are 34 other suspects. The confirmed ones are the following: 49-year-old woman, a U.S. tourist arriving in Costa Rica on March 1 without...

What should I do if I suspect that I have the new Covid-19 coronavirus in Costa Rica? Essential steps guide

The worldwide outbreak for the coronavirus Covid-19 disease can generate unfounded fears or paranoia. Not surprisingly, not everyone who has symptoms in their respiratory system has this disease. Even less if they have not left the country. Using official guidelines of the Costa Rica Ministry...

5 Cases Of Coronavirus Covid-19 Confirmed In Costa Rica

The Ministry of Health raised the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Covid-19 coronavirus in Costa Rica to five on Saturday night. Through a press release, the authorities detailed that among the infected people are a couple of American tourists, as well as three...

Latin America is better prepared to face COVID-19

Epidemiologist Dr. Jorge Victoria asserts the experience of Latin America and the Caribbean in the prevention of viruses and diseases such as measles and H1NI, which "allowed them to strengthen their diagnostic and response capacity" and is today the main strength in the fight...

First Case of Coronavirus in Colombia

The Colombian Ministry of Health on Friday, March 6, confirmed the first case of coronavirus Covid-19 in the country. The patient is a 19-year-old girl who claims to have been in Italy, making it an imported case. The patient is isolated in Bogotá. The patient, a student, had...

Mexico reports its sixth case of coronavirus

(Reuters) - Mexican authorities on Friday said they have identified a sixth person infected with coronavirus, a 71-year-old man in the State of Mexico who recently traveled to northern Italy. Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said the man, who suffers from hypertension, arrived in Mexico...

Government rules out cancellation of events and closing of schools

The Government of Carlos Alavadro on Friday called for calm in the face of the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in the country. For now, the administration has ruled out the cancellation of mass events or the closing of schols, as the first...

Ministry of Health rules out that the 2 Costa Rican women have Covid-19

The Ministry of Health ruled out that the two Costa Rican women suspected of carrying COVID-19 had this virus. Health Minister Daniel Salas said the tests on both women were negative. The announcement was made by Salas minutes after it was confirmed the first case...

Pura Vida Bubble Bursted, Costa Rica Confirms First Case of Covid-19

The Ministry of Health confirmed thisFriday afternoon, the arrival of the first case of the coronavirus Covid-19 in Costa Rica. The patient is a 49-year-old American tourist, who arrived in the country from New York by air on March 1 in the company of her...

Coronavirus In Costa Rica: And Then Where Two!

The Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) announced in a press conference Thursday night, a second suspicious case of the coronavirus Covid-19 in Costa Rica. It is the niece of the 52-year-old woman who Health Minister, Daniel Salas, informed us Thursday morning of being the...

First suspected case of the new coronavirus in Costa Rica!

The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) reported today, Thursday, that is analyzing what appears to be the first suspected case of the new coronavirus, Covid-19 The patient is a 52-year-old Costa Rican woman, a resident of Pococí, in Limón, who was in Italy and...

San Juan de Dios hopital staffer leaked fake news about the first case of a new coronavirus in Costa Rica

It was last Saturday, February 29. A staffer at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the heart of San Jose circulated in a social network a test performed on a woman in that medical center, assuring that the result confirmed positive of the...

Arrival of new virus sparks songs across Latin America

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Street performer Angel Alvarado saw long lines of people waiting to buy overpriced face masks and cleaning products at stores in Ecuador's second largest city days after an outbreak of a global virus reached the South American country. So he broke...

Chile and Argentina Report First Confirmed Cases of the Coronavirus

Chile confirmed on Tuesday the first positive case of the novel coronavirus in the country: a 33-year-old man who traveled for about a month to Singapore, Health Minister Jaime Mañalich confirmed. "We have to confirm that we have the first case for coronavirus in our...

Coronavirus: World is in ‘uncharted territory’

The coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, with both Europe and the US recording a rise in the number of cases every day. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the world was in "uncharted territory." "We have never before seen a respiratory pathogen...

World economy flashes red over coronavirus – with strange echoes of 1880s Yellow Peril hysteria

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, travel restrictions are being imposed around the world. China is the main target, with various countries including Australia, Canada and the US placing different restrictions on people who have traveled through the country where the outbreak...

Guatemala Declares Covid-19 Yellow Alert

Due to the rapid expansion of the coronavirus in Latin America, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) of Guatemala established a yellow alert to the potential risk of the Covid-19. According to the Conred, the alert establishes continuous surveillance and monitoring of the threat...

There Is NO Suspected Case of Coronavirus in Costa Rica

#NOCOMECUENTO. Social media and various (non-reliable) online websites claimed the first case of coronavirus in Costa Rica. That is not so. Costa Rica DOES NOT have any suspicious or confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19). The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) ruled out that the...

Coronavirus: Nicaragua has not established protocol or will quarantine

Nicaragua’s Minister of Health, Carolina Dávila Murillo, informed through the official media, that the government of Daniel Ortega will not interpose any quarantine to those who enter Nicaragua, including from countries that have positive cases of the new coronavirus, covid19. “Nicaragua has not established or...

34 Ticos Arriving From South Korea Under Observation For Coronavirus: None Show Symptoms

Costa Rica Health authorities confirmed Friday that they have 34 Costa Ricans (Ticos) arriving on Tuesday from South Korea under observation, in case they show symptoms of the new Covid-19 coronavirus. Rodrigo Marín Rodríguez, director of Vigilancia de la Salud, said that all these people...

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