Mongolia adds 21 COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 629

ULAN BATOR, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) — Mongolia reported 21 more COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the national tally to 629, according to the country’s National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD).

The latest confirmed cases were locally transmitted or reported in Selenge province in the country’s north, said the NCCD in a statement.

Mongolia has so far reported 203 domestically transmitted cases, notably in the capital city of Ulan Bator and the provinces of Selenge, Darkhan-Uul, Govisumber, Orkhon and Dornogovi.

The first locally transmitted case in Mongolia was a woman whose 29-year-old husband, a transport driver, returned from Russia and tested positive for the virus four days after he was released from 21-day mandatory isolation on Nov. 6.

The Asian country has imposed a nationwide lockdown until Dec. 1 to halt the virus’ spread and identify all people who had contact with locally transmitted COVID-19 patients.

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