2023 and the COVID-19 pandemic
As El Salvador enters 2023, it is at the end of what has been labelled its 6th wave of COVID-19 cases. This was a surge of cases which began in October/November 2022 primarily due to the impact of Omicron subvariants.
President Bukele who was the country's lead communicator on the pandemic in 2020 has moved on and never mentions the pandemic these days. The last presidential tweet using the word "Covid" was in December 2021.
Mask wearing is not mandated, but is still seen in public spaces, although at much lower levels than a year ago. Gone are the temperature checks and the sanitizing gel at the entrance to every restaurant and supermarket.