Mongolia Closes Border with China due to Coronavirus

Mongolia has closed the border with China as a precaution because of the spread of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. On Sunday, January 26, said the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia Ulzisaykhany Enkhtuvshin.According to him, the ban from January 27 spread to the movement of vehicles and pedestrians at checkpoints on the border with China. In addition, until March 2, the work of secondary and higher educational institutions was suspended.

The authorities decided to prepare hospitals for the treatment of those infected, although no infected people have been officially registered in the country.

Russian operators do not yet sell tours to China

Russian operators have suspended the sale of tours to China. The movement of vehicles and pedestrians at checkpoints on the border of Mongolia with the PRC is limited.

Against the background of the continuing spread of infection, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhan Gebreyesus went to the PRC. In China, he is scheduled to meet with government representatives and experts.

WHO previously refused to declare a state of emergency in connection with the new coronavirus. The organization explained the solution to a small number of cases outside of China.

2019-nCoV coronavirus infection in China has already been detected in 2795 people. The number of deaths increased to 81 people. According to CCTV of China’s Central Television, the first death was recorded in a large province in the south of China – Hainan. An 80-year-old woman died there.

The first cases of infection with the new coronavirus were associated with the wholesale seafood market in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Prior to its closure on January 1, not only marine mammals, but also bats, chickens, rabbits and snakes were sold on this market. One of these species could become a source of infection, according to Chinese virologists.

As of January 27, cases have already been detected in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and also in Australia, Vietnam, Canada, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, the USA, Thailand, France, South Korea and Japan.