SAN JOSE, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican government remains attentive today to the behavior of Covid-19 in the country, especially after the first four cases were detected in the country of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV -two.
Given the announcement of the identification of the Omicron variant, it is extremely important to maintain health measures during the holiday at the end and beginning of the year to avoid outbreaks like those currently occurring in different parts of the world, says an official statement.
Therefore, the report notes that the National Emergency Committee, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, the Costa Rican Institute for Research and Teaching in Nutrition and Health (Inciensa) and the Ministry of Health are working in a coordinated manner during this Christmas holiday to identify new cases. Monitor the development of the epidemic.
He notes that Inciensa reported the identification of three new cases of the Omicron variant on Friday, bringing a total of four cases nationwide.
After noting that Ómicron is considered the most contagious alternative and that in Europe and other latitudes they are taking extreme containment measures against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19, the Tico government expects that the new findings in the country do not mean, for the time being, a change in measures.
However, it does make clear that the permanence of current measures or a change to another is subject to the evolution and impact of the virus on the population.
As a result, the government and health authorities are calling on the population to comply with self-care protocols, in particular the correct use of the mask, hand washing and social distancing (in case of family reunification in well-ventilated places with precautions taken).
Likewise, they insist on the importance of completing vaccination schedules against Covid-19, even taking advantage of the third doses available to people over 65 years of age.
In recent weeks, Costa Rica showed a significant decrease in hospitalizations and deaths from this disease, but it recorded a slight increase in new cases between the 12th and 18th of this month.
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