Central coronavirus alert

Photo presidency of Guatemala

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The coronavirus has alerted many countries around the world. In central America, President of Guatemala,Alejandro, Giammattei, He decreed on Thursday, state of calamity in the country, to prevent a crisis before the arrival of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Also on Thursday night, Health authorities in Costa Rica, reported local conference investigating two possible cases. People who are under observation are a woman 52 years and her niece, who traveled to Italy and Tunisia.

President of Guatemala, He said in an emergency conference with local media, that the measure decreed a state of calamity, responds to the concern of Members, because the country is not ready to respond to a health crisis, like coronavirus that caused the other countries of the world.

Giammatei emphasized, which has not been registered “not a single case” in his country and also noted that although there is no reported case in Central America, It is imminent that the coronavirus reach Guatemalan territory, once you begin to expand in the region.

Daniel Salas, Minister of Health of Costa Rica, told local media that for now, the decision to handle cases under observation was made, as confirmed cases to follow the protocols necessary health.

The Costa Rican Ministry of Health asked the airline to which women traveled, the list of 157 passengers and crew to perform the necessary tests and ruled that no symptoms of the disease.