Costa Rica expresses its concern at the statements of the President of the Republic of El Salvador on May 5, 2020, in which he made reference to the practices and standards that the country uses for the application of tests for the detection of COVID-19.
The Minister of Health of Costa Rica, Dr. Daniel Salas Peraza, has repeatedly explained and explained the methodology used by our country, which is recognized by the international community and the specialized agencies of the United Nations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Costa Rica will unwaveringly maintain its historical vocation to promote two main pillars: democratic institutions and absolute respect for human rights. These two pillars solidly support what the country has built over decades, and which today allows Costa Rica to enjoy and enjoy, among other great achievements, a first-rate health system.
The COVID-19 pandemic does not distinguish borders, nationalities, or social or economic conditions. For this reason, Costa Rica will continue to face the current health threat, enhancing scientific and technical knowledge, building on the universal principles and values that characterize it, and decisively contributing to international solidarity.
We make our best practices in public health available to all peoples so that, together, we join efforts and propose solutions.