Mongolia extends suspension of int'l passenger flights until end of May

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-28 14:20:03|Editor: huaxia

ULAN BATOR, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's State Emergency Commission (SEC) on Tuesday decided to extend the suspension of international passenger flights till the end of May.

"Although local transmission has not been reported in Mongolia, the country remains at high risk for COVID-19 outbreak spread. Therefore, we decided to extend the heightened state of readiness and restrictions for international passengers until May 31," Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin, deputy prime minister, said at a press conference.

Meanwhile, the country will continue to evacuate its citizens from pandemic-hit countries, said Enkhtuvshin, who also heads the SEC.

"We are planning to send three chartered flights in coming days to the virus-hit countries, including South Korea," he said.

As of Tuesday, Mongolia has registered 38 confirmed COVID-19 infections, including four foreigners and 10 recoveries. All the cases are imported ones. Enditem