Day: March 17, 2020

San Juan de Dios strengthens measures to protect vulnerable patients

Given the situation that the country is experiencing due to COVID-19, the general management of the San Juan de Dios hospital took extreme measures to protect users who visit that health center and hospitalized patients. As explained by Dr. Ileana Balmaceda Arias, general director of that medical center, it is necessary to reduce the number …

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Suspension of the cruise season in Limón

The Board of Port Administration and Economic Development of the Atlantic Slope (JAPDEVA) informs that according to the national emergency decree and the instructions of the Government of the Republic to address the situation of COVID-19, the arrival is suspended in its entirety cruise ship with passengers to the Hernán Garrón Salazar Terminal. The suspension …

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National football activities suspended indefinitely

“We have recommended that all national football activities be suspended,” declared Health Minister Daniel Salas, at the conclusion of a meeting this morning with representatives of the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedef Fútbol) and the Union of Football Clubs of the First Division (UNAFUT). The determination was made after the sports leadership expressed its concerns …

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50 Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Costa Rica. March 17, 2020

As of today, March 17, there are 50 cases confirmed by COVID-19, with an age range of 10 to 87 years. There are 24 women and 26 men, of whom 44 are Costa Rican and 6 are foreigners. Positive cases are registered in 19 cantons of five provinces: San José, Heredia, Guanacaste, Alajuela and Cartago. …

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BCCR and Conassif agree on monetary and financial policy measures to mitigate the economic impact of covid-19

The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR), the National Council for the Supervision of the Financial System (Conassif) and the General Superintendence of Financial Institutions (Sugef) agreed on Monday, March 16, 2020, on monetary and financial policy measures to mitigate the economic impact of coronavirus and associated disease (covid-19) in …

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Government submitted to the Legislative Assembly a bill for a moratorium on the payment of taxes

The Government of the Republic delivered a bill this morning to the Legislative Assembly to help companies, in the current economic context, have the necessary resources to pay salaries, social security contributions and loans, among other responsibilities. It is a moratorium for the partial payments of the profit tax, the payment of the value added …

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Escalante Pradilla Hospital activated protocols upon confirmation of the first case by COVID19

The Escalante Pradilla hospital of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) activated its protocols, after being informed by Incense of the confirmation of the first case imported by COVID-19 in Pérez Zeledón and that this Sunday the Ministry of Health made official. According to Dr. Carlos Argüello Castro, medical director ai, this is an …

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Calderón Guardia Hospital enables area to care for patients with respiratory symptoms

As part of the preventive protocols that the Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia hospital is implementing, as of this Monday, they enabled two spaces for exclusive use for the care of patients with respiratory symptoms. According to the deputy director and coordinator of the Hospital’s Emergency Operations Center (COE), Dr. Pedro Pereiras Álvarez, these armored spaces …

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Message from the CCSS, the country’s medical bodies and Paradise Products Costa Rica. In front of the Covid-19 “Stay at Home”

A society is required that supports our warriors, the health personnel who will defend us in this war ,? said the medical manager. The authorities of the Ministry of Health (MS) and the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) say it, as well as national and international experts and people from other countries who have …

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National Arts Festival is suspended as a preventive measure in the face of an alert by COVID-19

The Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Center for Artistic and Cultural Production, announce that the National Festival of Arts 2020 (FNA2020), will be suspended in response to the health situation in the country and in response to Executive Decree No. 42221- S, dictated by the Government of the Republic and the Ministry of …

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