Wed, 08 Jul 2020

ULAN BATOR, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia on Tuesday received 1 million yuan (about 140,100 U.S. dollars) worth of medical supplies from China's Ministry of National Defense in the fight against COVID-19.

The medical supplies included masks and protective suits, according to the Mongolian Defense Ministry.

"It is gratifying to note that as a result of joint efforts of the Mongolian government and people, Mongolia has succeeded in preventing local transmission of COVID-19," Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia Chai Wenrui said in a speech during the handover ceremony of the donation.

"Earlier this year, the Mongolian government and people, including the defense ministry and armed forces, extended a helping hand to the Chinese people during a difficult time when the pandemic was imminent. This has demonstrated the deep cooperation and friendly relations between armed forces of Mongolia and China," said Chai.

"The Central Military Hospital of Mongolia has been playing an important role in preventing and fighting COVID-19. I am happy to receive the much-needed prevention supplies for workers of the hospital," Mongolian Defense Minister Nyamaa Enkhbold said, expressing his deep gratitude to the Chinese side.

As of Tuesday, Mongolia has confirmed 141 COVID-19 cases, including four non-nationals.

All the confirmed cases were imported. There have been no local transmissions or deaths reported in Mongolia so far.

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