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US tourist is Costa Rica’s first coronavirus case and first in Central America

SAN JOSE, March 7 (NNN-AGENCIES) — A US woman on a tourist trip to Costa Rica has tested positive for the coronavirus, the first confirmed case in Central America, the country’s health minister said Friday.

The 49-year-old woman had contracted the virus before entering the country on March 1, Health Minister Daniel Salas said.

The woman is currently “in strict isolation” in a hotel in the capital San Jose with her husband — who Salas said had contact with people in New York who had tested positive for the virus.

Costa Rican Prosecutors Order Raids Of President’s Offices For Data Privacy Investigation

SAN JOSE, Feb 29 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) – The Attorney General’s Office, directed ten simultaneous raids on areas including headquarters of Costa Rican Presidency and the Ministry of National Planning.

The attorney general’s office stated that, President Carlos Alvarado, together with seven officials, were under investigation for their connection with the creation of the Presidential Data Analysis Unit (UPAD).

The investigation was initiated after the publication of a decree that sought to formalise the creation of UPAD.

French boy suspected of reintroducing measles to Costa Rica

23 Feb 2019; DW: An unvaccinated French child who went on holiday with his parents to Costa Rica is suspected of reintroducing measles to the Central American country.

The 5-year-old boy and his parents entered the country on February 18, Costa Rica's Health Ministry said. 

Authorities have quarantined the boy in a hospital and are searching for people he may have come into contact with since his arrival. 

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