Over 260 Mongolians return home from Europe amid COVID-19 pandemic

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ULAN BATOR, July 27 (Xinhua) — A total of 264 Mongolian nationals returned from Europe aboard a chartered flight to the Mongolian capital on Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the State Emergency Commission (SEC).

The repatriated people include pregnant women, the elderly, children, and those with health, financial or other problems, the SEC said, adding that they will be isolated at designated facilities for 21 days.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Mongolia has evacuated more than 14,500 nationals from several countries, according to the commission.

As of Monday, the East Asian country has registered 288 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with no local transmissions or deaths. Enditem

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