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Mongolia|life|January 11, 2021 / 02:21 PM
Strict lockdown in Ulaanbaatar lifted, some businesses to remain closed

AKIPRESS.COM - Starting January 11, 2021, strict lockdown in Ulaanbaatar city is lifted and the city switches to heightened state of readiness in force in the entire country to slow spread of COVID-19 and stop local transmission, Montsame reports.

Ulaanbaatar was locked down from November 11 to December 14, 2020, and again from December 23, 2020 until January 11, 2021 in connection with the growth in cases.

Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city D.Sumiyabazar has issued an ordinance on measures to take under the heightened state of readiness regime. Beginning today, vehicle movement restriction is lifted, and 18 categories of businesses remain closed for an indefinite period of time while others are allowed to resume operations. The ordinance states that all public places must adhere to cleaning and disinfection as well as social distancing guidelines.

The 18 types of businesses not allowed to reopen: 

1. All sales except for food and household goods (for example, clothing, furniture, electronics, textile shops, cosmetics, mobile phone repairs and sales)

2. Public events, gatherings, demonstrations, competitions, weddings, receptions)

3. All types of bars and clubs

4. Trade fairs and exhibitions

5. Online gaming centers

6. Sport events (for example, ski resorts, fitness centers, dance and yoga studios)

7. Saunas and swimming pools

8. Religious activities

9. Cultural performances and entertainment places

10. Hair and beauty salons

11. Massage and relaxation centers

12. Resorts and tourist camps, hotels and inns

13. Street booths and fast service centers

14. Mobile food trucks

15. Public showers

16. On-call home cleaning services

17. Video recording

18. Classroom and vocational trainings for more than five persons

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