Three Mongolians, recently repatriated from Kazakhstan were confirmed today (12 June) as having the coronavirus infection, making total number of COVID-19 in the country to 197. Mongolia evacuated 175 of its nationals from Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan with a government-chartered flight at the request of those stranded on 10 June.
All the confirmed cases in Mongolia have beenimported ones, mostly from Russia. No local transmissions or deaths have been reported.
Separately, six Mongolian cadets discharged from the National Centre for Communicative Diseases today have fully recovered from COVID-19. So far, a total of 95 people have recovered from the coronavirus; four of them are foreigners. On March 10, a French national tested positive for the virus, becoming the first confirmed case in Mongolia, he has since recovered and returned to his home country.
According to a decision made by the Government of Mongolia and the State Emergency Commission, six more charter flights are planned for this month to South Korea, India, Germany and another yet-to-be-announced destination as there are more than 10,000 Mongolians stranded abroad caused by COVID-19 border restrictions.