Mongolia confirms 21 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

ULAN BATOR, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — A total of 21 more locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were confirmed across Mongolia on Saturday, taking the national total to 578, according to the country’s National Center for Communicable Diseases.

Of the confirmed cases, 337 people have recovered so far, according to the center.

Domestic transmissions of the virus have been reported in the capital city of Ulan Bator and the provinces of Selenge, Darkhan-Uul, Govisumber, Orkhon and Dornogovi.

Mongolia entered a state of public disaster preparedness and imposed a nationwide 24-hour lockdown from 6 a.m. local time on Nov. 12 (2200 GMT Nov. 11) until Dec. 1 after reporting its first locally transmitted COVID-19 case, which was found in a woman, whose husband, a transport driver, returned from Russia and tested positive for the virus.

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