Mongolian government organisations have declared strict quarantine measures and restrictions in order preventing the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly 4000 people around the world. Under a law regarding fulfilling appropriate responsibility in emergency situations, individuals who spread false news about disasters, accidents and the outbreak of diseases could face fines of MNT 150,000; organisations will be punished with MNT 1,500,000 fines.
Members of the public who refuse, interrupt or call others not to fulfill the demands of civil servants in crisis situations will be fined MNT 200,000; organisations which do the same will be fined MNT 2,000,000.
Individuals who spread false news about infectious diseases on propose could face punishment of 1-3 months, corresponding travel bans and 10-30 days of obligatory community work as well as fines ranging from MNT 450,000to 1,300,000. Finally, individuals who deliberately spread infectious diseases such as AIDS and STD’s will be punished for 1-5 years imprisonments and a corresponding travel ban. To these diseases, coronavirus (Covid-19) can now be added.