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Recommendations for the Prevention of COVID-19 in the Afro-descendant Population (Recomendaciones para la Prevención del COVID-19 en Población Afrodescendiente)

Date Enacted: April 2020
Country: Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health published a set of guidelines to protect Afrodescendant populations from COVID-19. These include actions relating to communication (for example guaranteeing principles of equality and non-discrimination, and taking into account ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity when implementing measures to respond to COVID-19) and social activities (for example maintaining at least 1.8 meters of distance with others).