263 Mongolian nationals return from Japan amid pandemic

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ULAN BATOR, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia has brought back a total of 263 more stranded nationals home from Japan on a chartered flight amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's State Emergency Commission (SEC) said Sunday.

The chartered flight from Tokyo to Ulan Bator landed at the Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport on Saturday night, the SEC said in a statement.

The returnees consist of pregnant women, the elderly, children, the disabled and sick, and those with financial or other problems, the commission said, adding that they will be isolated at designated facilities for 21 days.

Following the suspension of international commercial flights, more than 20,000 nationals came back on chartered flights, trains or buses from different parts of the world, according to the commission.

The Asian country planned to send a total of 13 chartered flights this month to bring back more stranded nationals from abroad.

Mongolia has reported a total of 311 COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported.

No local transmissions or deaths have been reported in the country so far. Enditem

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