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Costa Rica requiring more signage and less touching to prevent coronavirus spread

The Health Ministry says it is not yet recommending the suspension of large, public gatherings, but that may be considered if COVID-19 spreads in Costa Rica. 

Costa Rica says it now has lab kits to test for COVID-19 coronavirus

Coronavirus has killed over 2,700 people and infected more than 80,000, the vast majority in China.

Second person this year contracts amebic meningitis after visiting Costa Rican hot springs

A second person has contracted a potentially deadly infection caused by amebic meningitis after visiting hot springs in Costa Rica, the Health Ministry says.

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese: Ministry of Health

More than 30% of teenagers in Costa Rica are overweight or obese, according to a study released by the Ministry of Health. 

Still no suspected cases of coronavirus in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says

Costa Rica does not have any suspected cases of coronavirus, the Health Ministry said Monday.

Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, on Tuesday endorsed an initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in Costa Rica's public spaces. 
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Costa Rica’s Sloths Take Center Stage on “60 Minutes”

This Sunday, CBS's legendary news magazine "60 Minutes" launches its remarkable 56th season at 7:30 p.m. ET with a special focus on the lush...

Gisele Bündchen: Finding Peace in Costa Rica

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen recently spoke to CBS’ correspondent Lee Cowan, whom she invited to her home in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. During the interview, Bündchen...

Starlink Cleared for Costa Rica Launch, Bridging Digital Divide

Starlink, the groundbreaking satellite Internet service birthed by tech expert Elon Musk, has been greenlit to operate in Costa Rica by the Superintendence of...

Air France-KLM Group Expands Service to Costa Rica

Starting December 4, Air France will operate a daily flight between San José's Juan Santamaría International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Meanwhile, KLM will...