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On 25 November 2020
Total confirmed case : 712 (437 from abroad; 275 local transmmition)
New case: 13
Recoveries : 0
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COVID-19: 13 new cases confirmed
Laboratories nationwide conducted the coronavirus tests on 4176 people yesterday, November 25, resulting in the detection of 13 positive cases.
Of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, three new cases have been recorded in Ulaanbaatar, two –in Darkhan-Uul aimag and four — in Selenge aimag and four — in Orkhon aimag. No new infection has been recorded in Dornogobi and Gobisumber aimags in the last 24 hours.
As of today, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mongolia has reached 712, of which 275 are local infection cases; 63 in Ulaanbaatar, 148 in Selenge, 22 in Darkhan-Uul, 21 in Orkhon, 18 in Dornogobi and 3 in Gobisumber.
So far, 345 patients have already recovered and 360 people are being treated at the NCCD and the Military Central Hospital. (www.montsame.mn)
Public transport hours extended amid COVID-19 lockdown
The Emergency Commission of Ulaanbaatar city today reported that timetables of public transport in Ulaanbaatar city will return to normal, from 6 AM to 10 PM, with a view to reduce crowds on public transport.
Until today, service hours of public transport in Ulaanbaatar were from 7 AM until 10 AM as well as between 5 PM and 8 PM, and all nonessential transport and movement of people was prohibited outside of the permitted time, amid the current nationwide lockdown in place from November 11 until December 1 to prevent from coronavirus spread.
Only essential businesses and services are allowed to remain open, such as food stores and supermarkets, food manufacturers, food distribution, gas stations, fuel suppliers, public toilets, disinfection and sterilization places, livestock fodder suppliers, hospitals, courts and prosecution offices, banks, pharmacies, power stations, communications and media, special services, state-owned organizations of particular and strategic importance, and funeral services.
Their essential workers must carry a work identification and permit from their employer proving their status during their commute at the permitted time from 6 AM until 10 PM.
Residents are urged to stay at home and only to leave if it is necessary, such as to buy groceries and medicines at stores near home. Residents can also use their private vehicles from 6 AM until 10 PM, but only for essential purposes and medical emergencies.
As explained by the press representative of the State Emergency Commission Ts. Ganzorig, this change in public transport’s working hours does not necessarily mean an easing of the lockdown.
Period of strict-lockdown extended until December 1
At its irregular meeting held today, the Cabinet backed the proposal made by the State Emergency Commission to extend the heightened state of readiness for disaster protection or strict-lockdown by 14 days, approving a resolution.
The proposal to extend the lockdown period was put forward to the Cabinet by the State Emergency Commission based on the World Health Organization and experts’ recommendations. Thus, the strict-lockdown, which expires November 17, will be in effect until 6:00 am on December 1.
Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the State Emergency Commission Ya.Sodbaatar was authorized to coordinate inter-sectoral activities and provide unified management, organization and coordination.
Moreover, the Minister of Education and Science was instructed to re-conduct detailed study of students in university dormitories and allowed to cover the cost of providing students with food, sanitation and health products from the budget to be cut from kindergarten and school meals during the lockdown.
- https://covid19.mohs.mn/ – “Ministry of Health Mongolia”
- https://montsame.mn/en/ – “Mongolian News Agency”
- https://www.nccd.gov.mn/ – “National Center for Communicable Diseases in Mongolia”
- https://zasag.mn/ – “Government of Mongolia”
- https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 – ‘World Health Organization”