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Mongolia reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, 5 recoveries

05 Jun 2020, 15:30 GMT+10

ULAN BATOR, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported five new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the national count to 191, the country's National Center for Communicable Disease (NCCD) said Friday.

"A total of 715 tests for COVID-19 were conducted at four laboratories across the country on Thursday and five of them were positive," the NCCD's head Dulmaa Nyamkhuu told a daily press conference.

Four of the five new confirmed cases are Mongolian students who have recently returned home from Russia, Nyamkhuu said.

The remaining one case is a Mongolian transport driver who came back from Russia on June 3, he said.

All the confirmed cases in the country, including four foreigners, were imported, mostly from Russia. No local transmissions or deaths have been reported in the country so far.

Five more patients have recovered from the disease, raising the total number to 70, according to the official.

On March 10, a French national tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Mongolia.

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