The National Emergency Commission reported today (25 March) that the government chartered flights will resume from 1 April for evacuating Mongolians stuck in countries hit hard by coronavirus. The chartered flights will be to Germany, South Korea and Japan. Medical teams from the General Agency for Specialized Investigation and the National Centre for Communicative Disease will fly with the flight crews.
As the coronavirus pandemic hits 192 countries and the death toll soars, Mongolia has evacuated nearly 1000 people from South Korea, Japan and Europe this month. The process, however, is being constrained by the country’s ability to receive and quarantine people suspected of carrying the disease.
The country has reported 10 confirmed cases of coronavirus: nine Mongolian citizens evacuated from abroad and a French national who brought COVID-19 in infection-free Mongolia on 10 March.