The owner of a pizzeria in Costa Rica’s capital city, La Guajira, told a local news channel on Thursday that the business was not going to reopen due to the Zika virus outbreak.
The restaurant, which opened in January, had a weekly menu with about 50 people and had been run by the owners for over a year, Mr. Lopez said.
“We are very sad to hear about the loss of this restaurant and we will try to find a new business,” he said.
The country has a long history of economic difficulties, with poverty and a weak economic recovery on the back of an international economic embargo.
The government has said that the country has recovered from the virus, but it has not officially been declared free of the virus.