Fri, 26 Feb 2021

ULAN BATOR, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- A passenger plane chartered by the Mongolian government to repatriate its nationals from South Korea amid the COVID-19 pandemic arrived on Friday, according to Mongolia's State Emergency Commission (SEC).

The chartered flight from Seoul to Ulan Bator landed at the Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport on Friday evening, with 164 passengers onboard, the SEC said in a statement.

The repatriated people include pregnant women, the elderly, children, sick people, and those with financial and other problems, the commission said, adding that they will be isolated at designated facilities for 14 days.

Following the suspension of international commercial flights in the COVID-19 pandemic, Mongolia has repatriated around 28,000 nationals via chartered flights, trains and buses from different parts of the world, according to the commission.

As of Friday, Mongolia reported 1,491 COVID-19 cases with two deaths and 909 recoveries.

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