Mongolia reported its first local transmission of COVID-19 on 10 November after a truck driver and his family tested positive. The truck driver was tested for coronavirus after being released from 14-days mandatory quarantine at the local Enkhsaran Resort. According to officials, over 140 people quarantined at Enkhsaran tested positive for coronavirus – a result of serious violations of quarantine rules.
In addition, coronavirus spread along the north-south railway route to several Mongolian provinces after Ulaanbaatar Railway JSC held cultural and sports events in Darkhan city.
Therefore, 13 people from the Enkhsaran Resort, Ulaanbaatar Railway JSC and other officials have been convicted for criminal irresponsibility in allowing the first local transmissions in Mongolia.
So far, Mongolia has 189 cases of local transmission; 189 have been reported in Selenge Province following 44 in Darkhan-Uul Province, 24 in Orkhon Province, 21 in Dornogobi Province, four in Gobisumber and three in Arkhangai Province.