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Why do so many in Costa Rica resist stopping the party?

(QCOSTARICA) Those who have chosen to minimize social contact roll their eyes when they hear or read someone who says "what pandemic?". Those who have gone weeks (months) without visiting the homes of loved ones who live outside their bubble do not understand how...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 423 new cases this Friday, vehicle restriction and closed shops remain in orange zones

Updated: The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) removed Garabito (Jaco, Herradura, Hermosa, Punta Leona, Tarcoles and more) from the orange zone after initial publication (QCOSTARICA) This Friday, July 17, the Ministry of Health reported 423 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, with a cumulative...

“Hammer” time, Costa Rica’s GAM under ‘orange’ alert

(QCOSTARICA) The number of COVD-19 infections in the last few days has been staggering, 1,359 new cases in just three days, resulting in the Ministry of Health losing the ability to monitor and follow-up contacts and issue sanitary orders. As of today, Friday, Costa Rica...

Foreigner resident forced to leave his Costa Rican children at San Jose airport and return to the U.S.

(QCOSTARICA) Without fully understanding what was happening and without being able to say goodbye, a foreigner residing in Costa Rica was separated from his Costa Rican children upon arrival at the Juan Santamaría airport in San Jose and forced to return to the United...

Police intervene party in La Carpio and are attacked

(QCOSTARICA) The 9-1-1 emergency service reports receiving hundreds of calls over the weekend of parties with large groups of people, in violation of the health measures in the battle against the coronavirus. For the part, the parties dispersed as police arrived. In some cases, police...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 34 new cases, total infected to June 5 is 1,228

After days with significant increases in new cases of COVID-19, this trend was maintained this Friday, as 34 more new cases were registered. The total number of infections in the last 91 days reached 1,228, with 695 recovered and 10 deaths. For this Friday, of the...

Wednesday’s numbers on covid-19 move us away from the ‘best case scenario’ projected in April

Last April 27, Health Minister Daniel Salas presented projections of scenarios that estimated what could happen if all the sanitary measures were lifted at that time, but also, what would happen if all of them were maintained. The Minister said at the time "if all...

15 Costa Ricans who have arrived by plane tested positive for COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) Since the restricted borders measures in Costa Rica went into effect, a total of 13 flights have landed at the Juan Santamaría International Airport, repatriating Costa Ricans.   The last one was from Colombia, arriving this Saturday (May 9) morning. These are Costa Ricans who for...

When will the coronavirus emergency end in Costa Rica?

Rico's Covid-19 Digest - The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, declared COVID-19 pandemic. On March 6, Costa Rica reported its first confirmed case, a New Yorker visiting the country. As did many countries around the world, Costa Rica declared a state...

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