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COVID-19 briefings ended in Mongolia two years after first reported case

COVID-19 briefings ended in Mongolia two years after first reported case

Mongolian Health Ministry ended its COVID-19 briefing from 1 May, 2022, citing declining case counts and hospitalizations, the state’s high vaccination rate. It has been two years since the first imported case of  COVID-19  was reported on March, 2020 in the country.  The Ministry assured that updates would continue online, but added that an in-person briefing would be held should it be necessary.

To date, Mongolia has reported more than 4.6 thousand confirmed COVID cases since that day. A total of 2179 residents died from the virus.

Almost 67 percent of Mongolia’s population of 3.4 million has received two COVID-19 vaccine doses, 1,037,670 people have received a third dose and 121,581 have received a voluntary fourth shot.

With a high vaccination coverage and declining daily infections, Mongolia has essentially returned to normal life. It has resumed in-person classes for all educational institutions and fully opened its borders to foreign tourists.

Separately, the nationwide medical checkups started from 1 May, 2022  for early detection of most diseases such as cancer, diabetes as well as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases which leading causes of death among Mongolians.

A total of MNT 60.8 billion is allocated from the State budget to the Health Insurance Fund to carry out this program.

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