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News briefs: Protests to continue against Costa Rica coronavirus measures
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News briefs: Protests to continue against Costa Rica coronavirus measures

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 3, 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 as…

Costa Rica announces coronavirus restrictions for August [Updated]
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Costa Rica announces coronavirus restrictions for August [Updated]

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 29, 2020

We last updated this story on Tuesday, August 4.  The National Emergency Commission (CNE) announced the schedule for Costa Rica’s August coronavirus measures. The following measures will…

Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR
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Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 2020

Costa Rica is set to begin clinical trials on antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. Two versions of…

News briefs: Costa Rica explains Orange Alert criteria
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News briefs: Costa Rica explains Orange Alert criteria

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 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 as…

San Juan de Dios Hospital reaches capacity for coronavirus patients
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San Juan de Dios Hospital reaches capacity for coronavirus patients

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 20, 2020

San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José has reached capacity for coronavirus patients, Mario Ruíz, the medical manager for the Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS),…

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…

Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby
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Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby

The Tico Times - April 19, 2020

A baby girl named Isabel Lucía is the first baby born as the result of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure in Costa Rica's public healthcare system.…

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…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 26, 2020

The Costa Rican Health Ministry said Wednesday that the country's national reference laboratory has the proper equipment necessary to test for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has…

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…