Mongolian President Haltmaagyin Battulga was quarantined after a trip to China, where the outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began. This is reported by the Agency Anadolu.
The Head of State, together with all members of the delegation accompanying him, including Foreign Minister Damdino Tsogtbaatar, will be under surveillance for 14 days. All this time Battulga and the minister will spend in a hospital in the capital’s Bayanzurh district. The rest were placed in a sanatorium in Jargalante.
The President returned from a trip to China on the night of February 27. During the visit, he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and presented China with 30,000 sheep as support in the fight against coronavirus, FREE NEWS reported. Earlier on February 28, the first case of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection was reported in Black Africa. He was confirmed in Nigeria by a man who had come from Italy.
The World Health Organization had previously warned that the situation with the spread of coronavirus could spiral out of control if countries did not take effective measures to contain its spread.
On 27 February, it was reported that Masumeh Ebtekar, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, had contracted the virus in Iran.
According to the latest data, a total of about 83.4 thousand people have contracted a new type of coronavirus worldwide. Of these, more than 2.8 thousand died, and more than 36.5 thousand – cured. In addition to China, where the virus was first detected, cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than 50 countries around the world.