Mongolia to start COVID-19 vaccinations next week: health minister

Source: Xinhua| 2021-02-15 18:43:06|Editor: huaxia
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ULAN BATOR, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia will launch a COVID-19 vaccination campaign next week, the country's Health Minister Sereejav Enkhbold said on Monday.

"The current COVID-19 lockdown in the country's capital Ulan Bator, imposed on Feb. 11, is set to expire next Tuesday. Our country is planning to start a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign from that day," Enkhbold told a press conference.

Mongolia is now working to acquire four types of COVID-19 vaccines, Enkhbold said.

The Asian country is planning to vaccinate at least 60 percent of its population of 3.3 million against COVID-19, he said, noting that 20 percent of them will be vaccinated under COVAX, a global initiative to ensure quick and equal access to vaccines against COVID-19.

As of Monday, the country has registered a total of 2,383 COVID-19 cases, with four deaths. Enditem