ULAN BATOR, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia on Saturday started to allow all clothing markets and hair salons in the capital Ulan Bator to reopen, a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the country's State Emergency Commission said.
The ban on all kinds of gaming, religious and entertainment services, bars, saunas and mass gatherings such as sports events and cultural activities in the city will stay unchanged, according to the authorities.
The country's health ministry is urging trade and service organizations to obey strict safety guidelines to prevent possible transmissions.
Ulan Bator, home to over half of Mongolia's population of 3.3 million, is hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.
So far, Mongolia has recorded 1,611 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which over 1,200 were locally transmitted.
The Asian country has recorded two COVID-19-related deaths and 1,125 recoveries. Enditem