Costa Rican government issues ‘orange alert’

On the 13th local time, the government of Costa Rica, a Central American country, issued an “orange warning”. The bulletin stated that it was affected by the Omicron strain.

Since January this year, the country’s daily new confirmed cases have risen sharply. The cumulative number of new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the first week of January alone rose by 400% compared with the previous week. The government calls on the public to raise awareness of epidemic prevention and control. Reiterates the need to wear masks in public.

At present, there have been many cases of Omicron strain infection in Costa Rica. There were more than 4,000 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the country in a single day, a new high since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country.

The Costa Rican government is also urging people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. According to government data.

Nearly 70% of the country’s population of more than 5 million have now completed two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. However, the proportion of the population receiving booster shots is still less than 10%. So far, Costa Rica has accumulated more than 600,000 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia and more than 7,000 deaths.

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