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Gyms, pools and athletic centers closed in Costa Rica
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Gyms, pools and athletic centers closed in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2020

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday added gyms, pools and athletic centers to the list of establishments in Costa Rica that must remain closed due to the…

Panama restricts the entry of foreigners to the country
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Panama restricts the entry of foreigners to the country

AFP and The Tico Times - March 16, 2020

The Government of Panama will prohibit, starting Monday, March 16, the entry of foreigners who do not have a residency in the country. "As of March 16…

Costa Rica reaches 35 cases of coronavirus; all bars and nightclubs ordered to close
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Costa Rica reaches 35 cases of coronavirus; all bars and nightclubs ordered to close

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 15, 2020

The Health Ministry on Sunday announced eight new coronavirus cases within Costa Rica. The news brings Costa Rica's tally of COVID-19 cases to 35, up from 27…

Latin America steps up measures against coronavirus spread
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Latin America steps up measures against coronavirus spread

AFP - March 12, 2020

Latin American countries stepped up measures to slow the advance of the coronavirus Wednesday, announcing a slew of restrictions on travelers from the worst-affected countries and shutting…

Costa Rica reaches 22 confirmed cases of coronavirus
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Costa Rica reaches 22 confirmed cases of coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 11, 2020

Costa Rica has 22 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry reported Wednesday afternoon. The figure marks a nine-person increase over yesterday's tally. The national…

Costa Rica overwhelmed by coronavirus testing as Panama records first death: What you need to know today
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Costa Rica overwhelmed by coronavirus testing as Panama records first death: What you need to know today

The Tico Times - March 11, 2020

The Health Ministry recognized the number of suspected coronavirus cases exceeds the capacity of Costa Rica's national reference lab, located at INCIENSA. Tuesday afternoon, health authorities identified…

Costa Rica up to 13 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 179 suspected: What you need to know today
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Costa Rica up to 13 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 179 suspected: What you need to know today

The Tico Times - March 10, 2020

Update (1:15 p.m.): The Health Ministry has identified 165 additional people who are being considered as suspected cases of the novel coronavirus, Health Minister Daniel Salas announced Tuesday afternoon.…

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

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