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It is expected on Wednesday, September 30, the government will announce changes in the alerts and restrictions applied
for the following month. - Ministry of Security and A.M. Costa Rica wire services illustrative photo -

















 


Published Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Changes in Orange Alert zones due
to an increase in covid-19 cases



By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


The National Emergency Commission announced on Tuesday more changes in the areas declared in Orange Alert due to an increase in patients infected with covid-19.

According to the Commission, the new Orange Alert zones are Talamanca and Matina in Limón Province, as well as the districts of Puntarenas Centro, Barranca, El Roble and Chacarita in Puntarenas Province.


The updated list of cantons under Orange Alert can be read on the government's website  Covid-19/Alerta/Canton.

The rest of the country is under Yellow Alert and continues with the Opening Phase.

The rules that apply on each phase (opening or closing) can be read on the government site Covid-19/Alerta/Regulacion.

Ban on driving. The rule will apply to the entire country until Wednesday, Sept, 30.

On weekdays, Monday through Friday, driving is allowed from 5:00 a.m. at 10:00 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, driving is allowed from 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Vehicles banned are based on the last number on their vehicle plate number, as follows:

• Monday: plates banned end in 1 or 2.

• Tuesday: plates banned end in 3 or 4.

• Wednesday: plates banned end in 5 or 6.

• Thursday: plates banned end in 7 or 8.

• Friday: plates banned end in 9 or 0.

• Saturday: plates banned end in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.

• Sunday: plates banned end in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.

Readers can verify the updated ban on driving by visiting the following link to the government website Covid-19/Alerta/RestricciónVehicular.

It is recommended to managers or business representatives with inquiries about the ban on driving, business restrictions and guidelines to directly call the Ministry of Health at (506) 2223-0333.

It is expected on Wednesday, September 30, the government will announce changes in the alerts and restrictions applied for the following month.




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How is the  ban on driving and closing of businesses helping to contain the spread of covid-19 in the country? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com





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