16th imported Covid-19 case recorded in Mongolia

2020-04-08 14:45:02

Last night, one new case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Mongolia, totaling 16, reported today during the daily briefing of the Ministry of Health.   

A person, who arrived in the home country on the night of March 26 to 27 from Russia and was under quarantine in Selenge aimag, was tested positive to Covid-19. The patient’s first test dated March 28 resulted negative, but the repeated testing on April 8 or after 11 days since his arrival has detected the infection of the novel coronavirus.

General Director of the National Center for Communicable Diseases D.Nyamkhuu said, “The person with Covid-19 was isolated in a separate room as we considered him suspected because he arrived from Russia. Five people who were near the patient were also placed in separate rooms one by one. Currently, the patient has not shown any symptoms. Required measures are being taken.”