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Mongolia|health|February 13, 2020 / 10:21 AM
Mongolia issues decree on prevention of COVID-19 spread

AKIPRESS.COM - President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga on February 12 issued a decree, providing the Government with instructions on preventing of COVID-19 spread in the country, Montsame reports.

The decree reads, “Considering the increased outbreak of COVID-19 in many countries of the world and our neighbor- China, the Government is instructed with this decree to take the following measures in prevention of possible dangers, not celebrating the Tsagaan Sar National Holiday.

1.1 As stated in 10.1st of the Law on Disaster Protection, to define and enforce readiness levels of disaster protection step-by-step in connection with the conditions of COVID-19 spread;

1.2 The Cabinet meeting shall urgently regulate an issue on establishing quarantine regime with aims of preventing from internationally quarantinable and other infectious diseases, and not to spread and take responsive measures to curb the spread in case of occurrence;

1.3. To immediately close exhibition-fairs and trades that gather public, and TV advertisements and commercials for the Tsagaan Sar Holiday, and co-organize with the media a public awareness activity on duties and responsibilities of individuals for prevention of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and risks of this deadly disease.

1.4. Concerning high prevalence of human-to-human transmissions and zoonotic diseases worldwide, the Cabinet shall formulate bills to improve Disaster Protection and Health laws and others and submit to the Parliament for urgent consideration during its spring session or convening irregularly if necessary.

2. All the people shall be called for being aware of their responsibilities in the prevention of COVID-19 infections and respect the public interest.

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