Mongolia confirms 1 more COVID-19 case, total tally rises to 11

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-26 15:32:57|Editor: Yurou
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ULAN BATOR, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's National Center for Communicable Disease (NCCD) said Thursday that one more Mongolian citizen tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of the confirmed cases in the country to 11.

"One of more than 200 Mongolian citizens who arrived in Mongolia on (a) chartered flight in route of Istanbul-Ulan Bator on last Wednesday night tested positive for the novel coronavirus," Dulmaa Nyamkhuu, head of the NCCD, told a press conference.

Since March 15, Mongolia has started evacuating its citizens from some COVID-19-hit countries, including South Korea, Japan and in Europe on chartered flights.

As of Thursday, a total of 11 people, including a French national and 10 Mongolian citizens, tested positive for COVID-19 in the country, and their conditions have remained stable, according to the NCCD.