Suspension of international and intercity traffic movement to be lifted tomorrow

2020-03-02 14:28:16

On March 1, the State Emergency Commission held a meeting to discuss precautions against the novel coronavirus.

 At the meeting, it was decided to lift the suspension of traffic movements between Ulaanbaatar and 21 aimags on March 3 at 6 a.m. and deploy over 130 more officials of emergency, specialized inspection, and health care services including medical teams of the National Center for Communicable Diseases at seven entrance and exit points of Ulaanbaatar. 

As it is estimated that more than 40 thousand citizens by around 14 thousand vehicles will come back to the capital city after the suspension is lifted, the Commission plans to set up local first aid posts every 50 km along state highways to prevent possible accidents.

 It was also decided to export coal in sealed containers through Zamyn-Uud border checkpoint; increase the number of beds at quarantine facilities by 250 in total as a precautionary measure; suspend flights on Ulaanbaatar - Irkutsk - Ulaanbaatar and Ulaanbaatar - Ulan-Ude - Ulaanbaatar routes from March 2 to March 11; ban entry to foreign nationals who have traveled to South Korea, Japan, Italy, and Iran within the last 14 days; allow Mongolians to return from South Korea and Japan through Buyant-Ukhaa, Sukhbaatar, and Altanbulag border checkpoints only; and put Mongolians coming from the abovementioned four countries in 14-day quarantine upon arrival;