Mongolia evacuates hundreds from Europe over Covid-19 pandemic

  • AseanPlus News
  • Sunday, 03 May 2020

ULAN BATOR: A total of 261 Mongolian nationals have been evacuated on a chartered flight from Covid-19-(coronavirus)-hit European countries, the country's State Emergency Commission (SEC) said on Sunday (May 3).

The flight landed in the Chinggis Khaan International Airport in the capital city of Ulan Bator on Sunday morning, with 261 passengers onboard, the SEC said in a statement.

The 261 passengers belonging to at-risk groups, including pregnant women, the elderly, children and sick people, will be isolated at designated facilities for 21 days, it added.

The passengers arrived in the western German city of Frankfurt from 13 European countries before boarding the flight, according to the Mongolian Foreign Ministry.

The Asian country has evacuated more than 2,600 nationals from abroad on chartered flights since mid-March.

Mongolia reported 39 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday. All confirmed cases, including four foreign nationals, are imported.

There have been no local transmissions reported in Mongolia so far. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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