Cabinet meeting reviews COVID-19 situation in Mongolia

2021-07-21 11:33:04

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At the cabinet’s irregular meeting dated July 20, Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister S.Amarsaikhan delivered a presentation on the current state of coronavirus infections and measures underway in Mongolia.

As of July 19, 64.8 percent of around 3.2 million total population of Mongolia has received the first dose of vaccines against COVID-19 and 56.6 percent has gotten the second jab. 

The State Emergency Commission has allowed the normal operations of a total of 2,510 business enterprises and individuals, including hotels, resorts, tourist camps, some types of bars and night clubs, restaurants, saunas and gyms, etc, by establishing responsibly agreements with them that requires strict compliance with COVID-19 prevention guidelines. 

Studies have been underway on different variants of COVID-19 and it was reported at the meeting that an imported case of the Delta variant of coronavirus was detected in Mongolia in May 2021, with the patient taken under isolation and was treated. 

Minister of Health S.Enkhbold informed that two of 13 samples that had been sent to the Columbia University under the research by the Ministry of Health, National Center for Communicable Diseases and Onom Foundation were Delta variants. Also, another one sample tested at the local Intermed Hospital early July was found with Delta variant. However, the Health Minister highlighted at the meeting that the aforementioned samples’ testing is not all completed for approval yet.