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Mongolia reports highest number of COVID-19 cases in a day

Today (5 March), Mongolia reported 77 new confirmed COVID-19 cases – the highest number since 10 March 2020 when the country of three million had its first imported case of the virus. All the new cases are in the Mongolian

Can the Mighty Bankhar Dogs of Mongolia Save the Steppe?

On the Mongolian steppe, there are predators, there are prey, and there are the bankhar. These large, powerful dogs weigh up to 125 pounds, with shaggy, thick coats that give them a bear-like appearance. For 15,000 years, bankhar dogs have

Shallow earthquakes shake Mongolian-Chinese border region

Yesterday (24 February), at 9.41 am local time, two earthquakes, measuring 4.1-4.4 magnitudes, shook Mongolia’s South Gobi (Umnugobi) Province near the Chinese border. The epicenters were both in Ikh Uul, which is located about 18 km from the administrative centre

Mongolia’s mass testing programme in UB identifies more cases

Today (24 February), Mongolia confirmed 32 new cases of coronavirus – nine of them from the mass testing of Ulaanbaatar households. A total of 131 people have been confirmed having coronavirus after one member from each household took the COVID-19

Ancient Mongolian sport of knucklebone comes to Canada

Bundled up against the winter chill on a backyard rink, S.Zolzaya demonstrates the proper technique for throwing a zakh down the ice, just like her Mongolian ancestors did for centuries — only in this case, the zakh is a plastic

Mongolian Ambassador to Russia receives Sputnik V jab

The Mongolian ambassador to Moscow and some other embassy staffers have been inoculated against COVID-19 with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, the diplomatic mission reported on Friday.

“I am glad to announce that diplomats from our embassy were vaccinated a long time

“The Horse Tamer” wins 2021 Vancouver Film Festival grand prize

The 24th Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is being held from19-28 February with an array of screen offerings covering everything from impressive physical feats to environmental issues and animated films.

Meanwhile, the VIMFF announced its awards prior to this year’s festival.


Mongolia begins vaccinations against Covid-19

Today (23 February), Mongolia began its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene received the nation’s first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, India sent 150,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Mongolia on Sunday.