Meanwhile, a total of 164 Mongolian nationals wishing to return home from China will be brought back via the Zamiin-Uud border point in the coming days, Lkhanaajav Munkhtushig, director general of the ministry’s consular department, added during a news conference.
Since the novel coronavirus outbreak, Mongolia has evacuated more than 10,000 nationals by chartered flights from other COVID-19-hit countries. This month, the Asian country is expected to evacuate more than 2,300 nationals on nine chartered flights, with over 1,000 already repatriated.
As of Thursday, the country has confirmed 201 COVID-19 cases. No local transmissions have been reported in Mongolia so far.
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