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COVID-19 Costa Rica: 107 hospitalized and 245 new infections

(QCOSTARICA) Hospitalizations reached their highest number since the start of the pandemic on Tuesday with 107 patients, most of them admitted to the Specialized Center for the Care of Covid-19 (Ceaco), in La Uruca. The number of patients in medical centers increased by 19 in...

More than 15,000 foreigners rejected

(QCOSTARICA) As a result of the operations of the Ministry of Public Security in the North and South border areas, 15,580 foreigners who intended to remain on Costa Rican soil have been rejected or expelled. According to the figures shared by the authorities, the highest...

Covid-19 Costa Rica: 75 new cases this Wednesday, hospitalizations remains low

(QCOSTARICA) The number of new cases of COVID-19 has maintained a trend of over 50 daily, as Health authorities deal with the second wave of the pandemic. Gone are the days when 10 new cases in a 24 hour period was a concern. This Wednesday,...

Legislators Demand Gvt control illegal entry at the northern border

(QCOSTARICA) To avoid further contagion from COVID -19, it is urgent that Carlos Alvarado stop illegal entry across the northern border, according to several opposition legislators. In their opinion, the government's work has been "bad and slow" in this area, regardless of whether the economy...

“Localized Restrictions” Announced; Fives area on “Orange” alert for COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, reported this Wednesday, 52 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Costa Rica, the single highest number in a 24 hour period since the first cases on March 6. With the 52 new cases, the total number of...

Tight restrictions in cantons bordering Nicaragua try to contain migrants

On Tuesday, the Minister of Security, Micheal Soto, announced tight restrictions in cantons and districts bordering Nicaragua, to contain migrants, with a strict vehicular restriction that applies every day from 5:00 pm to 5:00 am. The Ministry of Security identified 10 areas that border Nicaragua,...

Green alert for the North Zone, Central Valley, North Pacific and Caribbean due to strong wind and waves

The National Meteorological Institute - Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - points out that a system of high pressure on the Atlantic Ocean has been affecting the weather in the Central American region which causes pressure on the Caribbean Sea generating accelerated winds in addition...

Immigration detains 51 illegals in the northern zone

A group of 51 people - 30 men, 12 women, and 9 minors - all Nicaraguan nationals, were detained by Costa Rica's immigration police for being "irregular" (illegal) in the country. The group was detected while traveling by public transport in the area of Los...

350 businesses closed in San Carlos in the last 12 months

According to the local Chamber of Commerce, 350 businesses closed their doors in the canton of San Carlos, Alajuela, 150 in Ciudad Quesada alone, in the past 12 months. Marco Solis, president of the organization explained that the economic situation the country is going through,...

A New Airport in the Northern Zone

A contract has been awarded to a French-Spanish consortium to carry out the location study and master plan for the new airport in the Huetar Norte Zone, in San Carlos, thanks to a contribution of ¢228 million colones (US$400,00 dollars) from the Corporación Centroamericana...

A Wet and Windy Dec. 31 Expected For The Northen Zone And Caribbean

A low-pressure system is dampening the year-end plans of many, with rain in areas of Northern Zone and the Caribbean, and intermittent drizzle in the Central Valley. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - national weather service - explains that it is part of the normality...

Ruta 32 Closed; Alternate Routes Also Affected

(QCOSTARICA) If your thinking of heading out to Limón from San Jose or vice versa, best to give it some serious thought, given that the Ruta 32 is closed in the area of Rio Blanco, at kilometre mark 58. The closure is expected to continue...

145 Communities and 458 In Shelters Due To Heavy Rains in Northern Zone and Caribbean

  (QCOSTARICA) The rain in the Northern Zone and north Caribbean coast since late Saturday night, caused the Sarapiquí, Puerto Viejo and Tigre rivers to overflow their banks, flood homes and force more than 400 people to shelters. The national weather service, the Institutio Meteorologico...

Bad Weather Cause Of Drop In Banana and Pineapple Exports

(QCOSTARICA) -- The gross volume of banana exports fell 13%, while pineapple exports are down 15% in the first trimester of the year compared to the same period in 2014. The decline reflected in the data provided by the Promotora del Comercio Exterior (Procomer) -...

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