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Costa Rica readies second study of equine serum to treat Covid

Costa Rica is beginning a second study of the application of equine serum in Covid-19 patients.

Costa Rica’s coronavirus strain

This mutation does not make the virus more lethal, contagious or aggressive, researchers say.

Costa Rica’s tourism sector reserved despite spike in holiday travel

The last weeks of December brought a little comfort to entrepreneurs and workers in the tourism sector, with a hotel occupancy that reached between 70% and 80% in beach areas, according to surveys carried out by the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels.

In 2020, assaults decreased and fraud increased in Costa Rica

Costa Rica projects to close the year with 80,000 criminal complaints, a lower number than that registered in 2019, which accounted for more than 100,000.

BCCR now predicts 5% fall in Costa Rica GDP for 2020

The figure would represent the country's largest fall since Costa Rica's economic crisis of the 1980s. It's a steeper decline than previously forecast and takes into account the ongoing effects of the crisis.

Latin America could reach 215 million impoverished people, ECLAC warns

These figures represent perhaps the worst economic crisis that Latin America has experienced in its history.

COVID-19 impacting vulnerable Costa Ricans in the United States

The number of Costa Ricans who have died in the United States doubles the number of deaths in Costa Rica itself.

Costa Rica will temporarily stop using hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19

The Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS) will temporarily suspend the use of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir-ritonavir as treatments for COVID-19 patients.

How many jobs will the coronavirus eliminate in Costa Rica?

The sanitary measures adopted by the government from March 16 to protect the population against the coronavirus have meant the collapse of family businesses, closings of bars, hotels and shops, and sodas and restaurants that barely survive.

Costa Rica maps complete genome of SARS-CoV-2 virus

For the first time in its history, the Costa Rican Institute for Research and Teaching in Nutrition and Health (INCIENSA) has managed to sequence the genome of a virus.

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