Three hundred thousand KF-94 masks received, this morning, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) from representatives of the South Korean government in our country.
“This is a generous donation that is of great importance because this equipment will be for the direct use of our officials who are in the front line of patient care and is a team of high demand throughout the world,” said Dr. Román Macaya Hayes, executive president of the CCSS.
Dr. Macaya explained that KF-94 masks do not allow the passage of more than 5% of particles present in the air, so they can be homologated to N-95 masks (US standard) and to standards such as FPP2 or KN -95.
“We appreciate this gesture of friendship from the Ambassador of South Korea and his team from the embassy in Costa Rica. We appreciate that you are thinking about Costa Rica in these moments of pandemic. That is a sign of solidarity between our countries, “added the hierarch.
For his part, Mr. Chan-sik Yoon, South Korea’s ambassador to Costa Rica, stressed that these nations have always been allies and that this has been maintained during the health emergency caused by covid-19.
“Costa Rica and Korea are impeccable allies, two countries that protect fundamental values. In the midst of this pandemic, Korea and Costa Rica are working closely together in a multidimensional way, which has included videoconferences, exchanges of knowledge and shared experiences, ”said Mr. Yoon.
The ambassador also highlighted the strategic importance of the donation made today: “This time, Korea is providing humanitarian assistance to our beloved Costa Rica, convinced that, like Korea, they are handling the covid-19 pandemic well , wishing to move forward, holding hands, with great solidarity and cooperation to overcome this virus as soon as possible. Applause of solidarity! ”
The inputs, which entered by air at 1.45 a.m. This Tuesday, they will be removed from the Juan Santamaría customs warehouses by officials from the Storage and Distribution Area (ALDI) of the CCSS to be transferred to the Storage and Distribution Center (in Curridabat) and from there dispatched to the health facilities of the institution.