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CNE expands Orange Alert in cantons of Heredia, Puntarenas and Limón

(QCOSTARICA) The day before the "controlled reopening", several cantons and districts had their alert status raised from yellow to orange, due to their increase in cases and the risk of transmission by COVID-19. These are the cantons of Belén in Heredia, Limón in that province...

Alert in 100 districts of 36 cantons may increase to orange in cases of cough and fever

(QCOSTARICA) Some 100 districts, in 36 cantons of six provinces, could see turn to orange alert status due to an increase in cases of coughs and fever, said the Minstry of Health on Sunday. The province of Heredia being the only one that does not...

GAM out of the doghouse!

(QCOSTARICA) It's Saturday, August 22, the day that the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) - orange alert area - is out of the 'closed phase" of August, and for the next 9 days returning to the opening phase, one day after the single-day record number...

Cantons on orange alert in Costa Rica as of August 20

(QCOSTARICA) Effective Thursday, August 20, there were some changes to the yellow and orange alert areas, the following is an updated list of the cantons under orange alert in Costa Rica: Province of San José: Alajuelita Aserri ...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 435 new cases Tuesday, 1,901 new recoveries

(QCOSTARICA) This Tuesday, August 4, the Minister of Health reported 435 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, while the accumulated number reached 19,837. For the first time in months we saw real reporting on the number of recovered cases. Up to Tuesday, I could...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: Total infections more than 17,000; CNE to warms communities approaching orange alert

(QCOSTARICA) With 490 new cases of COVID-19 this Thursday, the cumulative total reached 17,290 cases, the Ministry of Health reported. The figure comes two days before Costa Rica enters a new phase in the pandemic, the experiment of "open" and "closed" phase, with implications mainly...

Clear as mud. What is allowed, then isn’t and is again for August!

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado this Wednesday announced the measures that will be in place for the month of August, leaving aside the "martillo y baile" (hammer and dance) for the "apertura y cierre" (open and closed) experiment. Leaving the details of the measures...

3 million In Costa Rica remain under the “hammer” to prevent hospitals collapse

(QCOSTARICA) Due to the increased number of new infections and hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), the government has decided to continue to apply the "hammer". On Friday, the government announced that 34 cantons of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), where 2,967,000...

After the mayor threatened to rebel, CNE declares Garabito on a yellow alert

(QCOSTARICA) Less than 7 hours after the mayor of Garabito, Tobías Murillo, voiced his annoyance at maintaining his canton on orange alert, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) declared Garabito on a yellow alert. The canton of Garabito takes in the beaches of Jaco, Herradura and...

Costa Rica will resume phase 2 of reopening at GAM on Monday; resumption of flights on deck for August 1

(QCOSTARICA) The Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) will return, next Monday, July 20, to phase 2 of the reopening process that allows the operation of commercial premises during the week and vehicle restrictions more flexible. The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, announced during the press conference...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 365 new cases, hospitaliztions hits new record, 140

(QCOSTARICA) The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica continues to be in the hundreds daily, on Sunday the Ministry of Health reporting 365 new cases, for an accumulated total of 7,596. The number of patients in hospital continues to climb as well,...

Businesses in phase two sectors can only sell groceries, health minister warned

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health warned businesses in Orange alert and orange alert adjacent, areas that did not advance to phase 3 on Saturday, can only sell groceries, or toiletries and personal hygiene products. The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, was emphatic that in these...

“Red Alert” would mean extreme restrictions

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica is under a "yelllow alert" for the coronavirus pandemic, which, save for the cantons and districts elevated to an "orange alert", entails a vehicular restriction from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm weekdays and 7:00 pm weekends, limited commercial activity and continued...

Pacific Coast and Central Valley under “Yellow” alert

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) has issued a "yellow" alert for the entire Pacific coast (North, Central and South) and the Central Valley due to climatic conditions. The atmospheric and humid pattern over the country will generate intense rains during the afternoon and the first...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 23 confirmed cases

The number of confirmed cases in the country with the coronavirus covid-19, rose to 23 this Thursday, the latest a nurse from the San Rafael de Alajuela Hospital, announced the Minister of Health this Thursday afternoon. Health Minister Daniel Salas added that, to date, 206...

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...

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...

Heavy rains hit the Southern Zone

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - declared a yellow alert for the South Pacific and green alert for the Central Pacific, North Pacific, North Zone, and Central Valley, as a result of the impact of the latest rains. The president...

Heavy rains cause floods & landslides In Central Pacific (Photos)

During the night Thursday and early morning of this Friday, 12 shelters were set up for around 700 people affected by the rains and floods. Alexander Solis, president of the National Commission of Emergencies (CNE) said that in the last hours there have been heavy...

Yellow Alert: Rains Generated By High Pressure System Hit Hard Limón and Turrialba

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergencies Commission - declared a yellow alert in nine cantons of Costa Rica this Saturday morning, due to heavy rainfall generated by a high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean. In Limón, Siquirres, Matina and Talamanca are on...

Cold Front Leaves Theee Dead, 35 Houses Roofless, Thousands Without Electricity

A cold front that has gripped the entire country since Saturday has caused three death, the closure of Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon), 35 houses to lose their roofs and numerous electrical power cuts in various areas, leaving thousands in the dark. At 4:00...

Low Pressure System Places Pacific Coast and Central Valley On Alert

Though expected to be nothing like Nate, a low-pressure system will affect the country over the next couple of days, enough for the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - national emergencies commission - to raise the alert from green to yellow for eight cantons...

Lots of Rain and Cool, Landslides and Flooding

September and October are the months for the worst of the rainy season, where the rains are intense and temperature a few degrees cooler than the rest of the year. Few communities are spared during the rainy season. Flooding caused by rising rivers and landslides...

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