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Costa Rica among world’s biggest exporters of medical devices
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Costa Rica among world’s biggest exporters of medical devices

The Tico Times - March 31, 2021

Costa Rica ranks 14th globally and second in Latin America for the export of medical equipment, according to the Foreign Trade Promoter of Costa Rica (PROCOMER). Medical…

US, 13 allies voice concern on WHO-backed Covid report
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US, 13 allies voice concern on WHO-backed Covid report

AFP - March 31, 2021

The United States and 13 allies on Tuesday jointly voiced concern over a World Health Organization-backed report on the origins of Covid-19 and urged China to provide…

Costa Rica has applied more vaccines than positive cases
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Costa Rica has applied more vaccines than positive cases

The Tico Times - March 31, 2021

Costa Rica has vaccinated more people against SARS-CoV-2 than people who have tested positive for the virus, the Presidency reported. As of Tuesday, 224,092 people have received…

President asks health authorities to speed up vaccine process
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President asks health authorities to speed up vaccine process

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 26, 2021

President Carlos Alvarado has called upon Costa Rican health authorities to speed up coronavirus vaccine administrations, according to a report. “I have asked the [Social Security] Fund…

No new measures, but respect protocols during Holy Week
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No new measures, but respect protocols during Holy Week

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 25, 2021

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) and the Tourism Board (ICT) reiterated a call to citizens to continue observing health protocols during the upcoming Semana Santa. Costa Rica…

Costa Rica has received more than 675,000 vaccine doses
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Costa Rica has received more than 675,000 vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 24, 2021

Costa Rica received 119,340 more doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night for a total of 676,455, the Presidency reported. As of Monday, Costa Rica had administered…

Costa Rica exports continue increasing, despite pandemic
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Costa Rica exports continue increasing, despite pandemic

The Tico Times - March 22, 2021

Costa Rica tallied more than $2 billion in exports over the first two months of 2021, a 10% increase over the same period last year. This figure…

Costa Rica surpasses 300,000 vaccine doses administered
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Costa Rica surpasses 300,000 vaccine doses administered

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 22, 2021

Costa Rica has administered 312,425 doses of the coronavirus vaccine, President Carlos Alvarado said Monday. More than 106,000 people have completed the vaccine schedule by receiving both…

Costa Rica to slow administration of first vaccine doses
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Costa Rica to slow administration of first vaccine doses

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2021

Costa Rica will stop offering the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine to elderly adults until April, in an effort to prioritize second doses for that population.…

EU health agency says AstraZeneca jab ‘safe and effective’
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EU health agency says AstraZeneca jab ‘safe and effective’

Danny Kemp with AFP Bureaus - March 18, 2021

Europe's medical regulator said Thursday the AstraZeneca vaccine is "safe and effective" and not associated with a higher blood clot risk, after more than a dozen countries…