The first case of Coronavirus registered in Mongolia

Translator E.Oyun-Erdene GoGo.mn

2020-03-10 11:17 GMT+8

The first case of Coronavirus in Mongolia confirmed in Dornogovi province, according to report from State Emergency Commission.


Deputy Prime Minister and Head of State Emergency Commission U.Enkhtuvshin reported “At 2 AM last night, new coronavirus registered in Mongolia from a citizen of France. At 6 AM today, State Emergency Commission held emergency meeting and made related decisions. We are going to make list of people who had same flight and co-workers, and test them.”

Within the framework, intercity traffic is stopped from 7 AM of March 10 to 7 AM of March 16.

Minister of Health D.Sarangerel said “A citizen of France who arrived through Moscow-Ulaanbaatar flight on March 2 resulted positive to Covid-19. Test will be repeated for confirmation. That citizen arrived in Mongolia on March 2 and was advised to stay indoor for 14 days, but he ignored it. List of 80 people who appealed directly in rural area and 40 people who met him at first in Ulaanbaatar are prepared. We are able to isolate those people and test them. Citizens need to follow instructions from State Emergency Commission and Health organizations. If people were close to those people, they are advised to isolate themselves at home”.

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