Bars and Casinos in Costa Rica Allowed to Reopen Friday, October 9th

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This Monday, October 5, Costa Rica reached a grand total of 81,129 confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of which 49,703 have recovered. 1004 people have died in relation to this virus and 570 people are currently hospitalized, 212 of them remain in the intensive care unit.

Despite this, the Minister of Economy, Industry and Commerce, Victoria Hernández announced the decision to reopen bars and casinos located in hotels under strict sanitary protocols and
restrictions as of Friday, October 9.

Bars will be allowed to operate to a maximum 50% of their capacity, dancing is not allowed, there must be a separation of at least 1.8 meters between tables and stools, tables are limited to 4 people, they will be allowed to have music, however, only instrumental music or a DJ, no events or live music are allowed.

In the case of casinos, only those located in hotels can reopen, however, they cannot sell alcohol, they can operate to a maximum 50% of their capacity, and distance must always be kept between clients.

It is important to note that vehicular transit restrictions remain the same, during weekdays transit is allowed only until 10 p.m. and during weekends until 8 p.m. Transit is also restricted by the last digit of the plate number twice a week.

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