On a Thursday sunny morning I walked around my neighborhood to see if the streets were empty. They were not empty, but the vehicles transiting them were very few, which is not the usual for such a busy neighborhood surrounded by one of the major public hospitals in the country as well as private and public clinics.
Then, on a Friday night, one of my brothers and I walked around different neighborhoods in San José: Barrio Aranjuez, Barrio Escalante, and Los Yoses. The streets were dead and it felt like a ghost town.
Barrio Escalante, which is one of the renowned and liveliest spots of the night life in San José was completely shut down. There were only about three or four restaurants open.