COVID-19 pandemic in Mongolia

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COVID-19 pandemic in Mongolia
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseDornogovi
Arrival date10 March 2020 (4 years, 2 months and 10 days)
Confirmed cases186[1]
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Mongolia when its first case was confirmed in a French male who traveled from Moscow to Dornogovi on 10 March 2020.[2]

On 10 March, Deputy Prime Minister Ölziisaikhany Enkhtüvshin announced that a French national arriving in Ulaanbaatar via a flight from Moscow was the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the country.[2][3]

That same day, Onom Foundation protested that Mongolia only has 160 ventilators (1 per 20,000 compared to America's 1 per 2,000).[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Johns Hopkins CSSE. "Coronavirus COVID19 (2019-nCoV)" (ArcGIS). Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Монголд ирсэн франц иргэнээс "COVID-19" илэрлээ". MONTSAME News Agency (in Mongolian). Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  3. "Mongolia confirms its first coronavirus case in French worker". Reuters. 10 March 2020.
  4. "The Government is about to make yet another MISTAKE by sending further charter flights". Gogo Mongolia.