April 25. Joselyn Chacon, the new Minister of Health, appointed by President-elect Rodrigo Chaves, ruled out eliminating- for the time being- the mandatory use of masks. This was stated by the doctor herself, at the press conference held by Chaves to present part of his team for the next 4 years.
“At the moment I am not going to talk about eliminating the mask mandate; it (the mask mandate) continues,” affirmed Chacon.
The Minister explained she would have to evaluate several factors before fully eliminating the obligatory use of masks.
Additionally, the specialist in hospital administration, indicated that when the time is right, she will lift the mask mandate, but highlighted this will be done gradually.
Health experts who have been monitoring the evolution of the pandemic in the country, have stated that masks should still be used. They indicated it has been one of the most important measures, that has helped throughout the pandemic.
Source: The Tico Times