Rural residents stuck in Ulaanbaatar start returning homes

2020-12-03 12:42:23

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. According to the decision, dated November 26, of the State Emergency Commission on organizing citizens' movement from and to Ulaanbaatar amid COVID-19 outbreak, the special -duty intercity bus service started on December 1 taking rural citizens stuck in Ulaanbaatar to home provinces and bringing people who put requests to come to Ulaanbaatar. For people who wish to return by their private cars, it became available to leave the city from 06:00 a.m of December 1.   

As of 4:00 p.m of December 1, 1,362 passengers returned in 51 routes by 41 transport vehicles from Ulaanbaatar to the countryside and from the countryside to Ulaanbaatar.

The intercity passenger transport is in service for ten days from December 1 to 11 for aimags except Selenge, Darkhan-Uul, Orkhon, Gobisumber, Dornogobi, Arkhangai, where the coronavirus outbreak has occurred as well as Umnugovi aimag, where the main strategic deposits are located. Citizens of those aimags will be returned from December 7. 

The citizens leaving the city started being tested from November 29 at the testing points in the city, and the returnees are obliged to isolate themselves for two weeks upon arrival at their homes.

According to the SEC, there are about 100 thousand people, including over 85 thousand rural residents stuck in Ulaanbaatar and about 10 thousand people, who wish to come to Ulaanbaatar.

Within the infection control guidance, more than 800 employees of seven organizations are working to ensure preparations and carry out disinfections in the designated long-distance bus station including Dragon and Lavai Bus Terminals, where special duty passenger transportation is being carried out.