Charter plane brings another 267 people from Seoul

2020-04-09 14:13:21

Another charter plane operated by the MIAT Mongolian Airlines landed yesterday evening, April 8, at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar, with 267 people on board from Seoul, South Korea.

There were 44 elders or people requiring caregivers, 43 people with health concerns, 5 pregnant women, 18 students and 49 people with small kids and 50 people with other reasonable excuses among them.  The plan also brought medical supplies from World Health Organization and pharmaceutical products of the Monos Group and Asia Pharma pharmaceutical companies to Mongolia.   

The State Emergency Commission reported that 55 Mongolian nationals, who were detained for up to two months in South Korea for illegally staying in the country, brought to Mongolia on this flight as demanded by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea. 

The plane departed to Seoul on the morning of April 8, carrying 261 passengers, including 249 Mongolian nationals, 3 Korean, 1 Russian, 5 French and 3 Australian citizens.  

All of the passengers, cabin crew and medical professionals aboard were taken to 21-day mandatory isolation immediately upon landing. 

The government of Mongolia has arranged a total of eight charter flights to bring back Mongolian nationals abroad, who wish to return home, and nearly 1800 people have arrived in Mongolia until today, including 31 citizens from Wuhan, China soon after the coronavirus began to circulate. 

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