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Number of COVID-19 patients doubled in two weeks of disobedience

(QCOSTARICA) on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, and with 15 weeks into the pandemic, the Ministry of Health, reported 2,213 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica and 12 deaths. Just two weeks after that report, on July 5, the number had grown to 4,996...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 86 new cases; baby shower adds 15 positive cases and eight suspected

(QCOSTARICA) A baby shower - té de canastilla in Spanish -  last week in Pavas, San José, added 15 infections and 8 suspected of some 50 people in attendance and police had to break up a 'quinceñera' party in Alajuelita are the new concern...

Restaurants, gyms and other shops may open weekends

(QCOSTARICA) After almost three months of being closed on weekends, starting today, Saturday, June 6, restaurants, gyms, sodas and food courts will be open. Of course, from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm. This is established by the second stage of the flexibilization of commercial sanitary...

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...

Police Bust Garage House Party in Alajuela

The noise, lights, and an unusual number of vehicles parked on the street alerted police to an alleged illegal social activity on a home in the Santa Fe citadel in Ciruelas de Alajuela. The Fuerza Publica patrol officers, when approaching, verified that in the garage...

Salud Threatens Cyclists With Fines If Thet Don’t Social Distance

The ministry of health is requiring cyclist to maintain social distancing, saying it will fine cyclists who ride in clusters

Surfing to return on May 16

Surfing in Costa Rica will resume on May 16. Surfers will be able to hit the waves almost two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.   Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, announced Monday that the beaches will be open from 5:00 am to 8:00 am and...

Cinemas present protocol to reopen their screens to the public

The Costa Rican Chamber of Distributors and Exhibitors (Cadec) presented a cleaning, disinfection, customer service and communication protocol to reopen the country's movie theaters in the new normal, dominated by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In total, these are 18 measures to ensure the safety of those...

Air travel will never be the same after coronavirus

Axios - Whenever you're ready to fly again, be prepared: air travel after the coronavirus will look and feel a lot different from the last time you boarded a plane. The big picture: With passenger traffic down 95% during the height of the pandemic, airlines...

The covid19 Challenge: Returning to ‘normality’ without the emergence of infections and deaths:

The lifting of measures is starting to be seen in different countries, but not always with the best results. Singapore lifted its quarantine and opened borders. This Wednesday, Singapore health authorities reported that only this Tuesday there have been more infected than in all February...

Guatemala Relaxes Curfew, Extends Travel Restrictions

The government of Guatemala decided to extend the travel restrictions until April 27, but related the vehicular restrictions to only between 6 pm and 4 am the following day. Supermarkets, grocery stores and corner stores will be able to adjust to the new restricted hours,...

Effects of Costa Rica’s Physical Distancing According to Google

Rico's Covid-19 Digest - There is no doubt that the national emergency due to the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic has affected life in Costa Rica. The government has put in place measure to slow contagion, among them physical distancing, known more widely as social distancing. But...

Love in the time of coronavirus: COVID-19 changes the game for online dating

Users of Tinder, one of the world's most popular online dating platforms, have been greeted by an unusual message on the app in recent days. "Social distancing doesn't have to mean disconnecting," it begins. "We hope to be a place for connection during this challenging...

Mexican superhero Susana Distancia swoops in to promote social distancing

Superman, Batman and now Susana Distancia! Mexico is trying a novel approach to try and get its citizens to listen to coronavirus health advice and it looks like she's caught people's attention. Mexico has invented a superhero cartoon character to remind people to keep apart...

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