The coronavirus pandemic has impacted daily life in Costa Rica, which has declared a State of Emergency and enacted sweeping measures to slow its spread.
Here’s what you need to know today:
How much has life in Costa Rica changed as the country enacts measures to slow the spread of coronavirus? According to Google, quite a bit.
The company released COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports that use anonymized data to provide global insights into what has changed in response to policies aimed at mitigating the pandemic.
Here’s how Costa Rica is doing:
“Ultimately, understanding not only whether people are traveling, but also trends in destinations, can help officials design guidance to protect public health and essential needs of communities,” Google said in a blog post.
Click here to see the full report for Costa Rica.
Costa Rican authorities are enforcing the country’s strict vehicular restrictions during Semana Santa via air, land and sea.
“In particular, authorities are making great efforts to stop the presence of people in tourist sites, as well as on the access roads to such places, especially beaches,” the Public Security Ministry (MSP) said in a press release.
In Paquera, Puntarenas, residents apparently took matters into their own hands, reportedly preventing vehicles with tourists from disembarking the Gulf of Nicoya ferry.
Sunday, cars with license plates ending in odd numbers are restricted from Costa Rica’s roads nationwide. All vehicles (with a few exceptions) are restricted from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday regardless of license plate.
Visit the La Restricción webpage for specific information based on the last digit of your vehicle’s license plate.
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