Mongolia disinfecting imported goods

2020-03-30 17:19:25

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. During today’s press briefing of the State Emergency Commission on the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, Deputy Head of the Specialized Inspection Agency G.Sugarbat noted that Mongolian has been paying special attention on safe and uninterrupted imports and transportation of food and other essential products. 

Food product packages shipped from abroad and all shipping trucks and trains carrying them are undergoing proper disinfection. He noted that 183 drivers, including 35 foreign and 183 Mongolians, entered the country with vehicles carrying 848 tons of food and 435 tons of non-food products and border officials are carefully carrying out disinfection on all of them.  While being on the territory of Mongolia, the foreign truck drivers are also required to strictly follow necessary guidelines and are allowed to spend as little time as possible in the country when delivering the imported goods and packages. 

Moreover, border checkpoints where the coal shipment for exports have resumed, are only allowing drivers with personal protective equipment.