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News briefs: IMF highlights impact of pandemic on Costa Rica tourism
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News briefs: IMF highlights impact of pandemic on Costa Rica tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 2, 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.…

News briefs: Changes to alert levels; bars can operate as restaurants
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Costa Rica
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News briefs: Changes to alert levels; bars can operate as restaurants

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 1, 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.…

Happy September! Here’s what’s open in Costa Rica this month
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Happy September! Here’s what’s open in Costa Rica this month

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 1, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) established the following schedule for Costa Rica’s September coronavirus measures. The following measures applied starting Monday, August 31.…

Costa Rica authorizes use of coronavirus antibody tests
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Costa Rica authorizes use of coronavirus antibody tests

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 31, 2020

The Health Ministry on Friday published protocols for the acquisition and use of SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests, the agency announced. These tests can help identify if a person…

News briefs: Costa Rica to obligate wearing masks; face shields no longer sufficient
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News briefs: Costa Rica to obligate wearing masks; face shields no longer sufficient

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 29, 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 transitioning to economic reopening despite increase in infections
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Costa Rica transitioning to economic reopening despite increase in infections

AFP - August 27, 2020

Costa Rica announced on Wednesday a transition toward a "controlled opening" of economic activities, amid a strong wave of COVID-19 infections. President Carlos Alvarado specified that the…

Costa Rica announces coronavirus measures for September
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Costa Rica announces coronavirus measures for September

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Wednesday announced the schedule for Costa Rica’s September coronavirus measures. The following measures will apply starting Monday,…

Protesters take to streets of Costa Rica asking for economic reopening
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Protesters take to streets of Costa Rica asking for economic reopening

AFP - August 26, 2020

Hundreds of merchants, farmers, transporters, tourism entrepreneurs and fishermen marched Tuesday in the Costa Rican capital to demand for a greater opening of economic activity, noting the…

Costa Rica returns to its ‘Open Phase.’ Here’s what’s open [August 22-30]
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Costa Rica returns to its ‘Open Phase.’ Here’s what’s open [August 22-30]

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2020

As planned, Costa Rica has eased coronavirus restrictions starting Saturday, August 22. The following measures will apply through Sunday, August 30. Next week, Costa Rican authorities will…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Sunday, August 16
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Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Sunday, August 16

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 16, 2020

Costa Rica announced three new coronavirus-related deaths over the past day for a total of 294, according to official data released Sunday afternoon by the Health Ministry.…