The Ulaanbaatar City Mayor issued a decree to temporary close all game centres where children gather until 1 March due to the flu outbreak. During the period, parents are banned from bringing children under the age of 10 to public places such as movie theaters, restaurants, and open events.
According to the Ministry of Health, an average of 139 influenza patients are hospitalised every day. Of these, almost 90 per cent are infants and children under the age of five. Hospitals in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, usually have the capacity to admit 977 children but are struggling to find beds because more than 1,500 children are currently hospitalised in the city.