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UB shuts the gates following new cases

Just one day after a coronavirus vaccine made headlines for its success rate in experimental trials, new pandemic restrictions have come into force in Ulaanbaatar.

Road and rail traffic out of UB has been suspended. (Image via Pixabay)
Road and rail traffic out of UB has been suspended. (Image via Pixabay)

The State Emergency Commission has restricted road and rail movement in and out of UB and closed schools for three days after new cases were detected. One of the cases was a doctor working with a nurse who'd previously been infected through a patient at the National Center for Communicable Diseases.

Another two cases were an international truck driver and his family member. Media are reporting that the medical team, the truck driver and his family are now in isolation.

Some public places and venues are also being closed while the government identifies those who may have been exposed to the infection, and restrictions on public transport are coming into effect. The decisions were made after an emergency meeting last night.

Mongolians are being urged to wear masks and follow all health guidance as the government meets again to discuss the situation.

The country has reported just 374 cases of the virus so far. 54 people are currently undergoing treatment.


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