Costa Rican Authorities Enforce Restrictions During Quarantine

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The week in Costa Rica closes with 314 positive cases of coronavirus, but it seems that there is a large part of the population that is still taking the situation lightly, turning a blind eye on what is currently happening in Costa Rica and the consequences of the virus in other countries.

The streets still look very busy, not just with those people that are forced to leave their house to go to work because their families depend on it, but with many others that simply refuse to change their lifestyle for a couple of weeks.

Just this Saturday the transit cops extended 616 fines to drivers who violated the vehicle transit restriction, which extends from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The Municipal Police has also been monitoring the beaches, just yesterday they arrested professional surfer Noe Mar McGonagle who was surfing at a beach in Jaco at around 10:00 a.m. and disregarded several verbal warnings from the officers. McGonagle did not resist the arrest and at this point collaborated with the authorities.

“I want to call on athletes to be a good example for the population and obey the restrictions in place which is the responsibility of all of us. They should stay home”, said Juan Gabriel Hidalgo, director of the Municipal Police.

The National Medical Union asked the Government to impose obligatory isolation for at least 14 days.

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