October 13, 2021, 6:16 p.m.SAN JOSE, Oct. 13 (Prensa Latina) President Carlos Alvarado today announced the responsible and gradual relaxation of health restrictions imposed in Costa Rica in the last months of 2021 due to the Govt-19 epidemic.
However, he said that our protection should not be compromised and that compliance with established health regulations to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus should be avoided, such as the use of masks, hand washing and social exclusion. Vaccine above all else.
He explained that this will be gradual, because despite the decline in new cases, the high occupancy of patients with this disease in hospitals continues, and we need to retire the staff of these essential health services.
Second, he noted, because about 750,000 people over the age of 12 have not yet been vaccinated and are more likely to become ill and infect others.
Similarly, he announced that until December 1, a complete vaccination program would be mandatory (there are two levels in Costa Rica), with its digital certification, to access certain functions and locations as a measure to protect the health of the general public.
“Every person who is not vaccinated puts others at risk,” he ruled and explained that the date was chosen so that people who have not yet started the vaccination process will have time to put in the required two doses after 15 days.
Achieving a higher number of vaccines against Govt-19 will allow for more openness in the economy and job creation to create jobs, he said.
The Costa Rican president insisted that those who are not vaccinated should be encouraged to do so because it will help them get out of this situation faster. For this reason, he was asked to talk to his relatives, friends, neighbors, and co-workers and persuade them to vaccinate themselves against the disease.
The responsible step-by-step opening plan includes vehicle cycle schedule extension, capacity expansion, especially for those with a complete immunization plan, and permission to develop further functions.
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