A 65-year-old Mongolia who returned from USA has been tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 216. The woman was among 262 Mongolians who were repatriated by the first direct flight between Seattle and Ulaanbaatar on 24 June. In addition, two more suspected passengers from the USA have been quarantined at the Central Military Hospital. It was history in the making as the MIAT Mongolian Airlines plane touched down early Sunday morning at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This was the first-ever direct flight to the United States with a special delivery of personal protective equipment worth USD 1 million.
Separately, three other people, who are suspected as having the disease, from the 115 passengers evacuated today (25 June) from Moscow have been isolated at the National Centre for Communicative Diseases.
The recovery rate in Mongolia increased to 169 after one more person was discharged from the NCCD.