Sun, 20 Sep 2020

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- A chartered flight carrying 265 people, including foreign diplomats and Mongolian nationals, on Friday night arrived in Mongolia's capital from South Korea amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Mongolia's State Emergency Commission (SEC).

The Mongolian nationals are children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with financial and other problems, the SEC said in a statement, adding that they will be quarantined at designated facilities for 21 days.

After its suspension of international commercial flights due to the pandemic, Mongolia has brought home around 17,500 nationals by chartered flights, buses or trains, according to the commission.

As of Saturday, Mongolia has reported a total of 298 COVID-19 cases, all imported.

No local transmissions or deaths have been reported in the Asian country so far.

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