Ulaanbaatar [Self-isolation rule breakers could face MNT 500,000 fine]

To contain the spread of COVID-19 infections, a 21-day institutional and further 14-day home-based isolation rule has been imposed on all people returning from abroad.

As of today, June 10, 1601 people under mandatory isolation at 27 isolation facilities in Ulaanbaatar and rural areas.

Since the isolation rules took effect earlier March, a total of 7,578 people have been in government-arranged isolation facilities and 4,285 people have been monitored under home-based self-isolation, mostly those who arrived home on government-arranged charter flights.

State Emergency Commission, police organizations and local clinics are working to enforce the self-isolation rule on the returnees who were discharged from 21-day hospital-based isolation.

Unannounced home visits have been made to ensure they are complying with the rule and so far more than 13 people have been found either not at home or having given a false address. Therefore, the police department has warned that those who breach the isolation order can face fines of MNT 500,000 or up to one month of imprisonment under the Law on Pandemic.

At today’s daily press briefing on COVID-19 update by the Ministry of Health, D.Nyamkhuu, Director of the National Center for Communicable Diseases reported that on June 9, around 358 people, including 262 passengers and cabin crew returned from Australia yesterday, 12 randomly chosen people at local hospitals, and some 70 people who were staying under precautionary isolation, were tested or re-tested for COVID-19 at four laboratories in different locations of the country. All tests came out negative.

Two more people, including two students arrived from Russia, have been recovered after 25-27 days of treatment.

As of June 10, confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country stay the same at 197, all of them were detected from people returning from overseas, and 87 of them have already recovered.

 

Ulaanbaatar /10 June 2020/

source: www.montsame.mn

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