Tue, 02 Mar 2021

ULAN BATOR, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia is planning to send four chartered flights in February to bring home more nationals stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

About 840 Mongolian nationals are expected to return home from South Korea, Japan and Turkey on the planned special flights, the ministry said in a statement.

Following its suspension of international commercial flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mongolia has brought around 28,400 nationals home by chartered flights, buses or trains from 93 countries, according to the ministry.

As of Wednesday, more than 8,600 Mongolian nationals abroad have expressed their wish to return home where over 1,660 COVID-19 cases have been reported with two deaths.

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