So far there have been no local transmissions of the coronavirus pandemic in Mongolia. The country, which shares a border with China, was quick to respond to the spread of the virus, taking steps a range of sensible steps; these included decision at the end of January to close all cinemas and cultural centres. According to officials, 42 art and cultural organisations such as movie theatres, the National Academic Drama Theatre, the Wrestling Palace, the Central Sports Complex, gaming centres and the Independence Palace were closed.
Earlier today (14 May), the Ulaanbaatar Citizens’ Representative Council discussed re-opening cinemas and cultural centers – but under strict anti-COVID guidelines such as to keeping social distancing and crowd prevention – so, for example the viewing times of films would have to be carefully controlled. The movie theatres and cultural centres must apply to relevant agency seeking approval for opening and will be controlled by a professional agency.
As for today (14 May), Mongolia has 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus; all of them are imported.