Since the Covid-19 outbreak in China, Mongolian leaders, representatives from various sectors, students and even children have been expressing solidarity with China in its battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic. As Europe and the US now struggle to slow the spread of the pandemic – China begins to show signs that it has put the worst of the outbreak behind it; today(19 March) has been the first day with no reported new cases in China.
Mongolia has managed to remain Covid-19 free, through a series of tough lockdown measures; however, just last week the country was hit with its first cases, which were brought into the country by a French national and several Mongolians who were brought back on emergency charter flights. Mongolia remains on lockdown.
So, today Chinese Ambassador Chai Wenrui and his staff as well as the China Society in Ulaanbaatar presented a donation of MNT 126 million and 730 thousand to Mongolia. H.E. Chai Wenrui handed the donation to D.Tsogtbaatar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.
Previously, the Mongolian Government has donated 200,000 U.S. dollars toward China’s epidemic control efforts, and the country’s President Khaltmaa Battulga, as the first foreign head of state to visit China since the COVID-19 outbreak, has offered a donation of 30,000 sheep to China during his recent one-day visit there. Many Mongolian citizens, from all walks of life, have also made donations to help the China.