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Mongolia repatriates 262 nationals from South Korea amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Mongolia repatriated 262 nationals on a chartered flight from South Korea on Tuesday, according to the country’s emergency services.

The Seoul-Ulan Bator flight landed at the Buyant-Ukhaa international airport on Tuesday afternoon, the National Emergency Management Agency said in a statement.

The repatriated people included pregnant women, the elderly, children, the disabled, sick people and those with financial or other problems, it said, adding that they will be isolated at designated facilities for 21 days.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Mongolia has evacuated more than 14,700 nationals on chartered flights, buses or trains from different parts of the world, according to the agency.

The Asian country has confirmed 289 COVID-19 cases so far, with no local transmissions or deaths.

(XINHUA)

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