Confirmed COVID-19 cases reach 40, with 12 recoveries

2020-05-04 14:55:32

In Mongolia, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases has reached 40, reported D.Nyamkhuu, Director of the National Center for Communicable Diseases, at today’s daily press briefing of the Ministry of Health.  

Two new cases of COVID-19 were detected in passengers of recent charter flights from Seoul, South Korea on April 30 and Frankfurt, Germany on May 2. Moreover, two more patients have recovered and are now in isolation as a precautionary measure, making the total number of recoveries to 12.

As per the decision of the State Emergency Commission, three charter flights were arranged to Seoul, South Korea on April 30 and May 1, and to Frankfurt, Germany on May 2, bringing 805 Mongolian nationals back to the home country.

The citizens who arrived in the home country on the charter flights have been placed in 21-day isolation for medical supervision.

By the way, since the beginning of the spread of COVID-19 around the world or from January, the Government of Mongolia and State Emergency Commission have arranged ten charter flights so far, evacuating about 2350 citizens from abroad, alongside more than 2400 citizens through the border checkpoints and railway.