Wed, 27 Jan 2021

ULAN BATOR, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia confirmed seven more COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the national tally to 791, according to the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD).

The latest confirmed cases were locally transmitted, said the NCCD in a statement.

Mongolia has so far reported 359 domestically transmitted cases, notably in the country's capital Ulan Bator and the provinces of Selenge, Darkhan-Uul, Govisumber, Orkhon, Dornogovi and Arkhangai.

The first locally transmitted case in Mongolia was found in 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.

On Sunday, the Mongolian government decided to extend the lockdown in Ulan Bator and the provinces of Selenge and Arkhangai by 10 days until Dec. 11.

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