Concerning the outbreak of a new coronavirus, which has spread to several other countries, Ministry of Mongolia, joined by the World Health Organization (WHO) Mongolia organized today a press briefing to share information with the public on novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and preparedness action taken by the Ministry.
As the coronavirus is identified to be transmitted via the air and the respiratory tract between humans and Mongolia is at risk of coronavirus spread, officials from the Ministry warned people not to travel to the region, where the outbreak began, or with risk for the coronavirus transmission, if not necessary.
The Health Ministry has also sent warning and precautionary measures to Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Environment and Tourism and Specialized Inspection Agency and General Authority for Border Protection
The Health Ministry informed that no cases of coronavirus reported in Mongolia. Six people were screened for coronavirus after returning from China and Hong Kong with respiratory illnesses since January 10, but none were found to have been infected with the new virus.
Sergey Diorditsa, WHO Representative in Mongolia, who was present at the press conference, informed that the WHO is working with the Health Ministry to take all the steps to prevent the spread of the deadly virus to Mongolia.
Ulaanbaatar /22 January 2020/