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How to track vaccine updates in Costa Rica
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How to track vaccine updates in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 15, 2021

Here at The Tico Times, we provide the latest updates on everything related to the coronavirus pandemic in Costa Rica. But if you already live here and…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for Tuesday, April 13
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Costa Rica coronavirus data for Tuesday, April 13

The Tico Times - April 13, 2021

Costa Rica registered 891 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, April 10; 482 on Sunday, April 11; 469 on Monday, April 12; and 957 cases on Tuesday,…

Costa Rica stresses protocols as cases, hospitalizations increase
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Costa Rica stresses protocols as cases, hospitalizations increase

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 13, 2021

Health Minister Daniel Salas on Monday warned of rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Costa Rica, and he reminded Ticos to heed protocols to help slow the…

Costa Rica won’t resume in-person school in 2020
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Costa Rica won’t resume in-person school in 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 28, 2020

Costa Rica's Education Ministry (MEP) announced Thursday that in-person classes will not return in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In-person learning has been suspended since mid-March.…

News briefs: Costa Rica increases ICU capacity, changes COVID alerts
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News briefs: Costa Rica increases ICU capacity, changes COVID alerts

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know today.…

Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains
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Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains

The Tico Times - April 24, 2020

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, which manages the country’s socialized health care, is facing significant financial strains. Mario Devandas, the director and workers' representative before the Social Security…

U.S. Embassy donates medical supplies to Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy donates medical supplies to Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 27, 2020

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica made the first of two planned donations of medical supplies to the Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS). As part…

Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower
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Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

Hospital México, among the most important public health resources in Costa Rica, will double its surgical capacity by next year, according to Casa Presidencial. The hospital, located…

‘A long-awaited moment’: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF
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‘A long-awaited moment’: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 11, 2019

Public access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Costa Rica has been a fight decades in the making. For years, couples with infertility issues faced either a total…

Health strike ends in Costa Rica as unions, Caja reach agreement
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Health strike ends in Costa Rica as unions, Caja reach agreement

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 12, 2019

Government representatives and health unions reached an agreement Monday afternoon to end strikes that crippled the country's public-health system for more than a week. According to a…