Over 1.5 million involved in COVID-19 testing nationwide

Society
unurzul@montsame.gov.mn
2021-01-27 13:48:50

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. At its regular meeting today, January 27, the Cabinet members heard a report on the current situation on the COVID-19 pandemic and measures being taken by the State Emergency Commission.

The risk of COVID-19 spread from the capital to the countryside has been assessed as "above high". To date, more than 1.5 million people have been tested nationwide, of whom 526 thousand people have been tested with rapid tests while 981 thousand people with PCR.

There are 1,693 Mongolians and four foreigners at 31 isolation facilities in the capital city, and six people are now under isolation in the rural area.

To date, a total of 28,359 Mongolian nationals were brought back from abroad. Of them, 21.716 were repatriated by 119 charter flights, while 6,643 were brought home by ground transport through the southern and northern border checkpoints.

The preparations regarding the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines, transportation, storage, and vaccination are underway.