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Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 231 Confirmed Cases Now In More Than Half Of Cantons

On day 21 of the first detection of the coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica, the Ministry of Health reported during the mid-day briefing there are now 231 confirmed cases. Of these, 101 are women and 130 men; 209 are Costa Rican and 18 foreigners, four...

Costa Rica Has More than 6,000 Tests To Detect COVID-19

The Instituto Costarricense de Investigación y Enseñanza en Nutrición y Salud (Inciensa) - Costa Rican Institute for Research and Teaching in Nutrition and Health - says it has more than 6,000 tests to diagnose the coronavirus COVID-19. The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, explained that...

Who Is Daniel Salas, The Man Who Tells Us To Stay Home and Wash Our Hands?

"Frequent hand washing, sneezing or coughing into your forearm or using a tissue as a permanent habit and not just measures to prevent AH1N1 flu." This text is from a 2009 report, written by the journalist Vanessa Loaiza. The source for this information: Daniel Salas...

Persons Under Covid-19 Health Order Can Only Go Out For Medical Attention

The Ministry of Health updated this Friday the "General guidelines for home isolation for Costa Ricans, residents and diplomats who enter the country due to the health alert for Coronavirus (COVID-19)" and eliminated the exit permit to buy food or medications. The more than 3,000...

Coronavirus: March 15, 2020

Sunday, March 15 is the day that the Ministry of Health confirmed the most cases, that now stands at 35. Lowering the number is the responsibility of EVERYONE. Given the non-compliance to stay home and from crowds, the Ministry of Health ordered a total closure of...

Ministry of Health orders closure of all bars, clubs and casinos in Costa Rica

The Ministry of Health ordered, today Sunday, the closure of all bars, clubs, and casinos in Costa Rica, until further notice. Likewise, the closure of the Parque Nacional de Diversiones (National Amusement Park) was ordered. The Government announced, at a press conference, that the police will...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: confirmed cases rise to 35

The number of patients confirmed with coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica increased this Sunday to 35, according to the most recent report from the Ministry of Health. Salud reported the affected are 16 men and 19 women, between 10 and 87 years of age; 28...

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...

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...

Minister of Health: “It’s imminent, coronavirus will arrive in Costa Rica at any time”

The coronavirus will arrive in Costa Rica sooner or later and no action taken will stop it. This was stated at a Wednesday afternoon press conference by Costa Rica's Health Minister Daniel Salas. “We cannot prevent it from reaching our country, we just don't know...

In less than a month Costa Rica will have the test to determine suspecious cases of coronavirus

In less than a month, the new COVID-19 could be detected in the country without the need for the sample to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States. Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, confirmed that they have already requested...

Ministry of Health insists there is no need to prevent travel with China

Costa Rican airports have a coordination and contingency plan in case someone from China (especially Wuhan) arrives in the country with respiratory symptoms. There are also posters with key information and recommendations for tourists entering or leaving the country. All this is part of the...

Costa Rica Rules Out That Six Engineers Who Were in China Have Coronavirus

The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social Security - said Monday afternoon that six engineers who were in a training course in China and returned to the country with respiratory symptoms were not carrying the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV. "This weekend we...

Health Ministry Readies For Possible Arrival of Coronavirus

Although several people have consulted for suspected coronavirus, the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) has ruled out all cases. The most recent were six engineers who traveled to China and when they returned to Costa Rica, they had respiratory symptoms. Facing a possible arrival of...

Coronavirus: Will It Make It To Costa Rica?

The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) announced earlier this week that it activated the prevention protocols against the new coronavirus that emerged in China and is already present in various countries. "Activation" is implementing measures, mainly information, for health professionals, and the Ministry following...

Worried About Tainted Alcohol When Traveling?

The headlines are scary. A vacation in Costa Rica could sound more nerve-wracking than relaxing given death to tainted alcohol, also called counterfeit, unregulated, or bootleg alcohol, a liquor that's been produced illegally via a variety of methods, typically with the goal of minimizing...

Dengue continues to wreak havoc in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is on an epidemiological alert due to the excessive increase in cases of Dengue which continues to worsen despite the fact that the worst of the rainy has not yet arrived. According to the latest Epidemiological Bulletin by Minsa (Ministry of Health) up to...

Papilloma vaccination will begin in schools to protect girls from cervical cancer

Starting on June 3, all schools in the country, public and private, will begin the program to vaccinate the first group of 35,150 10-year-old girls against the virus that causes cervical cancer. It is expected that by September the entire target population will have been...

Health confirms two more cases of measles in American family in Cobano

The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) confirmed Friday afternoon two more cases of measles of a family of Americans living in the country, located in Cabuya de Cóbano, Puntarenas. The new cases correspond to two girls, one and five years old, who tested positive...

American family with four children suspected of having measles

The office of the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) - Costa Rica's child welfare service - in Cóbano, Puntarenas, says it will intervene in the case of the American couple with four children suspected of having measles - sarampión in Spanish. The parents of...

Health Officials Looking For Passengers On Monday’s Air France Flight

Specialists of Costa Rica's Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) are looking for passengers of the Air France flight AF 430 arriving at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport on Monday, February 18, 2019, after a couple and their child on the flight has...

Minister OF Health Resigns

The Minister of Health, Giselle Amador, has called it quits, tendering her resignation on Friday to President Carlos Alvarado. Amador cited health reasons for her departure effective on Monday. This is the first minister to abandon the Alvarado administration that began on May 8, 2018. According...

Sex Social Workers Say Caja Fails In Protecting Them Against STIs

(QCOSTARICA) The risk for sex social workers (prostitutes) and their clients of contracting a sexually transmitted infecion (STI) has increased over the past several months, due to changes in the Costa Rica Social Security or Caja (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social - CCSS) - in...

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