PM orders decision on 3-day mandatory isolation to be nullifiedPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene has ordered the State Emergency Commission to nullify the decision to quarantine citizens arriving from abroad to be quarantined for three days.
Furthermore, he has issued an order to impose COVID-19 testing fees for citizens arriving from abroad at the airport and border checkpoints. Regarding the decision, the State Emergency Commission will provide further details today, highlighted Spokesperson of the Prime Minister Ch.Bolortuya during a press conference.
“The Omicron variant has been detected in 147 countries as of today. On January 11, it was warned that 50 percent of the population in certain countries in Europe that have low vaccination rates could be at risk of becoming infected if cases of this particular variant continue to spread. Furthermore, a study carried out by British health authorities has found that booster shots give an estimated 70-75 percent protection against the Omicron variant. Thus, the Government and the State Emergency Commission are calling for citizens to be involved in their additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine,” she said.
As of today, 66.6 percent of the country’s total population have been fully vaccinated, while 29.1 percent have been administered the third dose in addition to 10,247 persons who have had their fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine.