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Mongolia reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, 1 recovery

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Mongolia has reported three new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 219, the country’s National Center for Communicable Disease (NCCD) said on Friday.

“A total of 171 tests for COVID-19 were conducted across the country on Thursday and three of them were positive,” the NCCD’s head Dulmaa Nyamkhuu told a daily press conference.

The newly confirmed cases are Mongolian students who took a chartered flight on Thursday to return home from Russia, Nyamkhuu said.

Meanwhile, one more patient has recovered, raising the national count to 170, he added.

No local transmissions or deaths have been reported in Mongolia so far.

(XINHUA)

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 Mongolia’s new government sworn in

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Mongolia’s new government took the oath of office on Wednesday.

The oath-taking ceremony came two weeks after the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) won a landslide victory in the regular parliamentary elections on June 24.

MPP took 62 seats out of 76 in the unicameral parliament.

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, leader of the MPP, was re-elected for a second four-year term as the prime minister of Mongolia.

Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Ali Baba-Inuwa (NAN)

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Mongolian PM re-elected after parliamentary election victory

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Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, leader of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), was re-elected for a second four-year term as prime minister of Mongolia on Thursday.

Khurelsukh’s nomination was approved by a vote of over 98 percent in the country’s 76-seat unicameral parliament, or the State Great Khural.

According to Mongolia’s constitution, the prime minister is nominated by a majority party in the parliament.

The MPP won a landslide victory in last week’s parliamentary elections, taking 62 of 76 seats in the parliament.

Khurelsukh, 52, had previously been elected as a member of parliament three times — in 2000, 2004 and 2012. He was re-elected as legislator in the 2020 parliamentary elections.

He was deputy prime minister twice between 2014 and 2017, and became prime minister in October 2017.

(XINHUA)

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Mongolia adds 1 COVID-19 recovery, 302 negative test results

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Mongolia added one more COVID-19 recovery, bringing the total recoveries to 177, the country’s National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Thursday.

Meanwhile, it conducted 302 tests for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours which showed negative results, Dulmaa Nyamkhuu, head of the NCCD, said at a daily press conference.

The Asian country has tallied 220 COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.

It has not reported any local transmissions or deaths so far.

(XINHUA)

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Mongolia’s ruling party nominates incumbent PM for second term

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The ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) on Wednesday decided to nominate incumbent Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh as the country’s prime minister for a second term.

“The Mongolian people supported chairman of the MPP or prime minister Khurelsukh and his team in last week’s regular parliamentary elections. So, our party decided to nominate him as prime minister for the second term,” Dashzevge Amarbayasgalan, general secretary of the MPP, said at a press conference after the party’s conference on selection of a new prime minister.

The MPP won a landslide victory in last week’s parliamentary elections, taking 62 of 76 seats in the unicameral parliament or the State Great Khural.

According to Mongolia‘s constitution, the prime minister is nominated by a party that has the majority in parliament.

The nominee must be submitted by the country’s president to parliament within five days.

(XINHUA)

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Mongolian parliament approves deputy speakers

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Mongolia‘s parliament on Wednesday approved Tumurbaatar Ayursaikhan, a member of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), and Saldan Odontuya, a member of the opposition Democratic Party (DP), as deputy speakers.

According to the law on parliament, a party or coalition that has won at least eight seats in regular parliamentary elections has the right to form a parliamentary faction and one person from each parliamentary faction will be elected as deputy speaker of the parliament.

The MPP won a landslide victory in last Wednesday’s parliamentary elections, taking 62 of 76 seats in the parliament.

The DP garnered 11 seats, while two coalitions, the Right Person Electorate Coalition and Your and Our Coalition, won one seat each.

Former Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag, who ran as an independent candidate, got one seat.

The State Great Khural, Mongolia’s unicameral parliament, consists of 76 lawmakers, whose terms lasts for four years.

(XINHUA)

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Mongolia launches national campaign to prevent road accidents

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Mongolia on Wednesday launched a national campaign to avoid road accidents.

“The number of road accidents in the country rises significantly during summer season because the number of people who travel to the countryside increases dramatically. Therefore, today we are launching a three-month national campaign called No hurry 2 to prevent traffic accidents,” Erdenebat Enkhbold, head of the prevention division at the Traffic Police Department (TPD), told a press conference.

“This time, we will hold many events to raise the awareness of not only drivers but also passengers,” said Enkhbold.

Last summer, the country organized a three-month national campaign “No hurry” to reduce traffic accidents.

In the first half of this year, 118 people were killed and around 340 people injured in traffic accidents in the country, according to the TPD.

(XINHUA)

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Mongolia’s ruling party holds conference to select PM

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The ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) held a conference here on Wednesday to select a nominee for the country’s prime minister.

The MPP won a landslide victory in last week’s parliamentary elections, taking 62 of 76 seats in the unicameral parliament or State Great Khural.

According to Mongolia‘s constitution, the prime minister is nominated by a party that has the majority in the parliament.

The country’s incumbent Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh is likely to be chosen and serve another term, according to sources.

(XINHUA)

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Two cases of bubonic plague confirmed in Mongolia

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Two suspected cases of bubonic plague reported in Khovd province in western Mongolia have been confirmed by lab test results, the country’s health ministry said Wednesday.

The confirmed cases are a 27-year-old resident and his 17-year-old brother, who are being treated at two separate hospitals in their province, Dorj Narangerel, head of the public relations and surveillance department at the ministry, said at a press conference.

The brothers ate marmot meat on Sunday, the health official said, warning people not to eat marmot meat.

A total of 146 people who had contact with them have been isolated and treated at local hospitals, according to Narangerel.

Bubonic plague is a bacterial disease that is spread by fleas living on wild rodents such as marmots. It can kill an adult in less than 24 hours if not treated in time, according to the World Health Organization.

(XINHUA)

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Mongolia reports no new COVID-19 cases, 1 more recovery

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Mongolia conducted a total of 406 tests for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and the results were all negative, with the national tally remaining at 220, the country’s National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, one more patient has recovered from the disease, taking the total recoveries to 176, the NCCD said.

All the 220 confirmed cases are imported ones, mostly from Russia.

The country has reported no local transmissions or deaths so far.

(XINHUA)

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