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Health Ministry issues stern warning to businesses, sanitary alert over phony products
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Health Ministry issues stern warning to businesses, sanitary alert over phony products

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 14, 2020

Health Minister Daniel Salas issued a stern warning to Costa Rican businesses on Saturday afternoon after his agency received numerous reports of locations filled to capacity the…

Costa Rica up to 26 confirmed coronavirus cases: Updates from Friday
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica up to 26 confirmed coronavirus cases: Updates from Friday

The Tico Times - March 13, 2020

Costa Rica has confirmed 26 cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Friday afternoon. The figure marks a three-person increase over Thursday's report. It also…

Costa Rica issues yellow alert as it confirms 9 coronavirus cases, including in three U.S. citizens
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica issues yellow alert as it confirms 9 coronavirus cases, including in three U.S. citizens

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 8, 2020

Nine people, including three United States citizens, have confirmed cases of coronavirus in Costa Rica as of Sunday evening. The National Emergency Commission (CNE) has declared a…

Costa Rica monitoring second suspected case of novel coronavirus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica monitoring second suspected case of novel coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 6, 2020

Costa Rican health authorities reported on Thursday the first two suspected cases of the novel coronavirus within the country's borders. A 52-year-old woman and her niece, 47,…

Costa Rica reports first suspected case of novel coronavirus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica reports first suspected case of novel coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2020

Costa Rican health authorities reported on Thursday afternoon the first suspected case of the novel coronavirus within the country's borders. A test that will confirm whether the…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2020

The Health Ministry on Tuesday announced protocols the country's institutions should take to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus in Costa Rica. There remain no suspected…

COVID-19 protocol activated ‘many times,’ but still no coronavirus in Costa Rica: Health Ministry
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Costa Rica
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COVID-19 protocol activated ‘many times,’ but still no coronavirus in Costa Rica: Health Ministry

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 28, 2020

The Health Ministry said Friday that an airport protocol to attend to sick travelers has been activated "many times" in recent weeks, but that there remain no…

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…

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

The Tico Times - February 5, 2020

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

Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus
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Costa Rican health authorities plan precautions in response to Chinese coronavirus

The Tico Times - January 20, 2020

Update (Jan. 22): According to the Foreign Ministry, for the moment, there are no reports of Costa Ricans affected by the coronavirus in China. Four Costa Ricans live…