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Costa Rica’s coronavirus situation: A closer look
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Costa Rica’s coronavirus situation: A closer look

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 10, 2020

Eight months after the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Costa Rica, we take a look at how the country is doing: Hospital capacity holding steady Costa Rica has…

U.S. State Department lifts ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Costa Rica
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U.S. State Department lifts ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 13, 2020

The United States on Tuesday lifted a warning that advised its citizens to avoid all travel to Costa Rica. Costa Rica, which had been under the strictest…

Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations
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Costa Rica bets on equine plasma to lower Covid-19 hospitalizations

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - October 3, 2020

An antiviral treatment made with plasma from immunized horses is Costa Rica's hope to face the growing spread of Covid-19 in the country and avoid the threat…

U.S. State Department drops ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Guatemala & Nicaragua, but not Costa Rica
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U.S. State Department drops ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Guatemala & Nicaragua, but not Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 1, 2020

The United States this week lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all travel to Nicaragua and Guatemala, but it kept its strictest advisory for Costa…

Costa Rica says coronavirus measures continue in October
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Costa Rica says coronavirus measures continue in October

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 29, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Tuesday  announced Costa Rica's coronavirus measures will continue in October. The current measures, which permit for most economic…

Residents can now enter Costa Rica without current Caja payments
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Residents can now enter Costa Rica without current Caja payments

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rican residents can now legally enter the country even if their Costa Rica Social Security System (Caja) payments are overdue. The change was announced by the…

Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients
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Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday began clinical trials of antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. According to Román Macaya,…

Happy September! Here’s what’s open in Costa Rica this month
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Happy September! Here’s what’s open in Costa Rica this month

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 1, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) established the following schedule for Costa Rica’s September coronavirus measures. The following measures applied starting Monday, August 31.…

Costa Rica authorizes use of coronavirus antibody tests
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Costa Rica authorizes use of coronavirus antibody tests

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 31, 2020

The Health Ministry on Friday published protocols for the acquisition and use of SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests, the agency announced. These tests can help identify if a person…

News briefs: Costa Rica to obligate wearing masks; face shields no longer sufficient
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News briefs: Costa Rica to obligate wearing masks; face shields no longer sufficient

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 29, 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.…