Regulation approved to categorize Mongolia's COVID-19 transmission levels in four colorsSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On February 21, Sunday, the cabinet convened for an irregular meeting and approved an interim regulation designed for determining the level of COVID-19 transmission and managing the operations of government organizations, individuals and private legal entities.
The regulation divides COVID-19 transmission in the country into four levels each represented by a color and lays out detailed rules and guidelines for operations and activities to be carried out by government organizations, individuals and private businesses under each level.
1. Green Level – Guidelines for the green level transmission are issued when the country has gone 28 days straight with zero COVID-19 cases. Operations of public and private organizations and individuals are not suspended, only health preventative guidelines and recommendations are in place.
2. Yellow Level – issued when the coronavirus cases registered in the past 14 days are ‘imported’ from abroad and taken under control or the local cases confirmed in the past two weeks are not directly related to each other in terms of their timing and locations. Under the Yellow Level transmission, complete or partial heightened state of readiness is declared and operations of public and private organizations and individuals are restricted to a certain extent.
3. Orange Level – issued when cluster infections are confirmed and local cases recorded in the past 14 days are related to each other in terms of their timing and locations. Under the Orange Level transmission, complete or partial heightened state of readiness is declared and operations of public and private organizations and individuals are restricted to a certain extent depending on the situation.
4. Red Level – issued when large-scale community infections of COVID-19 are recorded, positive coronavirus cases recorded in the past 14 days are found to have been virally transmitted among general population or the cluster source of 25 percent of newly confirmed cases cannot be identified or mortality rate per 10,000 people is higher than 0.1. Under the Red Level transmission, all-out readiness regime is issued in full or partial manners and operations of public and private organizations and individuals are restricted and special measures for lockdown and quarantine are implemented.
With a view to curb and contain the spread of community transmission of COVID-19, Ulaanbaatar city has been under the Red Level-related regime of strict lockdown since February 11. The lockdown is scheduled to be lifted on February 23, Tuesday, and the capital city will move under the Yellow Level of transmission, reports the Cabinet Secretariat.