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News briefs: Daniel Salas isolating due to coronavirus contact
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News briefs: Daniel Salas isolating due to coronavirus contact

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 25, 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 reaches 50 cases of coronavirus: The latest updates Tuesday
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica reaches 50 cases of coronavirus: The latest updates Tuesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2020

Costa Rica has reached 50 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Tuesday afternoon. The figure marks a nine-person increase over the same time Monday. Four…

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

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

Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces
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Ministry of Health supporting initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in public spaces

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - January 30, 2020

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, on Tuesday endorsed an initiative to ban the use of vaping devices in Costa Rica's public spaces. According to the Minister,…

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

President Alvarado signs technical norm, essentially legalizing therapeutic abortion in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado signs technical norm, essentially legalizing therapeutic abortion in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2019

Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, has signed a technical norm that defines when the country's medical professionals can legally perform an abortion. While the norm does not…