Operative team reviews border control and health screening

2020-02-10 11:46:32

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On February 6-7, an operative team of the State Emergency Commission worked in customs checkpoints of Zamiin-Uud in Dornogobi aimag, Gashuunsukhait in Umnugobi aimag and Shiveekhuren and Buyant-Ukhaa. 

The team is comprised of officials from line ministries, National Emergency Management Agency, Police Department, Customs Authority, Research Center for Communicable Diseases and other relevant organization. 

The working trip was aimed at providing management oversight and control on measures and actions to prevent from the spread of the novel coronavirus to Mongolia, and becoming acquainted with the preparedness of the border checkpoints. 

The operative team was briefed with the movements through the border checkpoints, which are operating in a state of heightened preparedness and extended working hours since the the government resolution to impose some restrictions on border checkpoints of Mongolia was issued. 

The workers and inspectors at the Zamiin-Uud checkpoint bordering to China carried out health screening on a total of 6136 people, who crossed the with auto vehicles, and 1787 people who entered the country on a rail train from January 22 to February 04, and conducted sterilization on 462 trucks and 859 passenger vehicles. 

Also, during five days prior to the working team arrived, 1780 Mongolian nationals returned to Mongolia from Erenhot of China and the border officials took all necessary inspection and sterilization measures for them and their vehicles.  

The operative team also handed over protective gears, and single and other medical supplies to Zamiin-Uud customs checkpoint and Inspection Agency of Umnugobi aimag. 

The operative team worked at an another customs checkpoint Shiveekhuree, which borders with Alxa League of Inner Mongolia, China. Around 50-60 cars have been entering Mongolia through the checkpoint every day recently. The traffic of trucks carrying coal through the checkpoint is already decreased by 9-10 times than normal as some mining companies in the area decided to suspend their shipment temporarily, reports the General Authority for Border Protection.