ULAN BATOR, May 5 (Xinhua) -- The Mongolian government on Wednesday decided to ease the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown starting from Saturday, according to the country's State Emergency Commission (SEC).
All types of service organizations, except for 18 types of organizations such as stores carrying non-food items, saunas, bars, hotels, and centers of training, fitness and entertainment, will be allowed to reopen starting from Saturday, the SEC said in a statement.
However, service organizations are only allowed to serve customers who have received COVID-19 vaccines, according to the commission.
Mongolia imposed the current lockdown on April 10 to curb the steep surge in local COVID-19 cases.
So far, Mongolia, with a population of 3.3 million, has registered a total of 41,524 COVID-19 cases, with 141 deaths.
According to the country's health ministry, more than 1,128,600 people have received their first vaccine dose while over 532,500 have got both.