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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…

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 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…

News briefs: Costa Rica increases ICU capacity, changes COVID alerts
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News briefs: Costa Rica increases ICU capacity, changes COVID alerts

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 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 eases some coronavirus restrictions for Orange Alert areas
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Costa Rica eases some coronavirus restrictions for Orange Alert areas

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 8, 2020

Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission on Saturday announced changes to the coronavirus-related restrictions. The changes include tweaks to the national vehicular restrictions and allow for more businesses…

Costa Rica upgrades more areas from Orange to Yellow Alert
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Costa Rica upgrades more areas from Orange to Yellow Alert

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 4, 2020

Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission on Tuesday announced changes in the coronavirus-related color-coded alerts for several locations. As of Wednesday, August 5, the below cantons and districts…

Costa Rica cancels traditional year-end celebrations
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Costa Rica cancels traditional year-end celebrations

AFP and The Tico Times - August 3, 2020

The Costa Rican capital announced on Monday the suspension of its traditional end-of-year celebrations, given the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The Municipality of San José…

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…