Mon, 18 Jan 2021

ULAN BATOR, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported 22 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its national tally to 760, said the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) on Saturday.

Four of the latest confirmed cases were imported, while the others were locally transmitted or due to contacts with previously confirmed cases, said Amarjargal Ambaselmaa, head of the NCCD's Surveillance Department, at a daily press conference.

A total of 329 locally transmitted cases have been reported nationwide so far, 11 of them being health workers. More than half of the domestically transmitted cases were reported in the northern province of Selenge which borders Russia.

Until mid-November, many Mongolians returned home from Russia via Altanbulag border point in Selenge, and international freight transport trucks entered Mongolia through the port.

Mongolia has imposed a nationwide lockdown until Dec. 1 to halt the virus spread and identify those who had contact with locally transmitted patients.

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