By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Through Friday, Costa Rica health officials reported a total of 1022 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 89 years. There are 480 women and 542 men, of whom 830 are Costa Rican and 192 foreigners.

Ten deaths have been reported– one woman and nine men with an age range of 45 to 87 years.

13 people are hospitalized, two of them are in intensive care, one 55 and the other 64.

In order to continue with the institutional measures for the gradual reactivation of the economy and address the situation by COVID-19, the Government of the Republic reported on the new sanitary measures that will govern in the third phase of opening, which includes the June 1 to June 19.

Regarding the provisions of establishments for operating health permits, the Ministry of Health instituted that:

  • The operation of hotels, cabins or accommodation establishments is enabled with a capacity of 50% from Monday to Sunday.
  • On weekends, the operation of restaurants, sodas and cafes, food courts, gyms and swimming schools is enabled with a capacity of 50%.
  • The event rooms may function exclusively for activities of maximum 30 people (includes organizers, guests and required personnel). Separation measures of a minimum of 1.8 meters must be followed, respecting social bubbles and with lists of attendees with ID number and contact number, subject to the vehicle restriction schedule.
  • The museums and academies of arts without contact will be able to operate from Monday to Friday from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm, and a capacity of 50%.
  • Access to public parks will not be enabled in this phase.
  • Closing of massive gatherings and public shows, event rooms, bars, discotheques, casinos and random activities, National Theater and Melico Salazar Theater, community shifts and fairs, as well as amusement parks and the like.
  • Special tourism transport is enabled with restrictions and special measures established by the Public Transport Council.
  • Public institutions will continue to work with the basic operating plan and with teleworking measures. Likewise, the implementation of a cumulative day is authorized (10 hours a day, four days a week) with the possibility of choosing Monday or Friday as a day off.