Mongolia extends heightened state of readiness until end of year

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-26 23:36:18|Editor: huaxia

ULAN BATOR, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's State Emergency Commission (SEC) on Monday decided to extend the country's heightened state of readiness by two months until the end of December amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The extension is part of the efforts to prevent the spread of the virus, the SEC said in a statement.

As of Monday, Mongolia has confirmed 339 COVID-19 cases, with 312 recoveries.

The country has so far registered no local transmissions or deaths. Most infections were imported from neighboring Russia.

Mongolia entered its heightened state of readiness in mid-February, with measures including suspension of international passenger flights. Enditem