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.