According to authorities more changes on the rules and restrictions plan related to Orange or Yellow alert zones can be established
depending on the development of the covid-19 infection in the next two weeks. - Ministry of Security and A.M. Costa Rica illustrative photo-
Published Wednesday, October 7, 2020
New zones under Orange Alert
due to increase 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 cantons are Hojancha in Guanacaste Province and Garabito in Puntarenas Province.
The updated list of cantons under Orange Alert can be read on the government's website Covid-19/Alerta/Canton.
Ban on driving. The ban on driving will apply to the entire country.
On weekdays, Monday through Friday, driving is allowed from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m.
On Saturdays and Sundays, driving is allowed from 5 a.m. until 8 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 government website Covid-19/Alerta/Vehicular.
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 found on the government site under Covid-19/Alerta/Establecimientos.
The Ministry of Health recommends for managers or business representatives with inquiries about the ban on driving, business restrictions and guidelines to directly call them at (506) 2223-0333.
According to authorities more changes on the rules and restrictions plan related to Orange or Yellow alert zones can be established depending on the development of the covid-19 infection in the next two weeks.
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