AKIPRESS.COM - Not long after Mongolia confirmed its fifth coronavirus case late yesterday, March 17, the sixth case of coronavirus was reported by the Ministry of Health on March 18 at its daily press briefing on the situations around the coronavirus outbreak, Montsame reported.
The fifth and sixth cases together with the previous one case of coronavirus all arrived in Ulaanbaatar on March 16 on the same evacuation flight from Berlin.
The sixth patient was tested for coronavirus using a rapid testing kit and the result will be confirmed today afternoon by the central laboratory of the National Research Center of Communicable Diseases (NRCD), reports D.Nyamkhuu, Director of the NRCD.
Medical professionals are currently conducting medical supervision and testing for all passengers, who came in close contacts with the confirmed cases on board and staying in quarantine upon their arrival in Mongolia.
Besides the capital city, one suspected person in Gobi-Altai aimag and four suspected cases in Selenge aimag are under isolation at this moment.