President encourages to avoid public gatherings and crowded places

2020-02-17 16:17:09

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On February 12, President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga issued a decree, providing the Government with instructions on preventing of COVID-19 spread in the country. 

Today, February 17, President Kh.Battulga delivered an address to the public, calling them for avoiding widespread celebrations and gathering for the Tsagaan Sar holiday. 

Mentioning that the one-time forgiveness of pension-backed loan is a gift from the Mongolian government to its senior citizens for the traditional Lunar New Year holiday, the President said that the government is seeking ways to increase minimum pension amount MNT 500 thousand in his address. 

“As my earlier decree to suspend the celebrations of Tsagaan Sar holiday this year was an inevitable decision to prevent from the spread of coronavirus in Mongolia, I call for all people to organize their Tsagaan Sar’s ‘zolgolt’ – a formal Mongolian greeting online using modern technologies to not put the health of elder people at risk. 

The President also emphasized the importance of maintaining good personal hygiene and urged the public to avoid crowds and public gatherings. 

“The government is working earnestly to take necessary measures to maintain food supply, ensure safety and keep prices stable.” said President Kh.Battulga.