Mongolia confirms first coronavirus case, a French national

Reuters

Posted at Mar 10 2020 09:18 AM

ULAANBATAAR - Mongolia said on Tuesday that a French national working in the country has been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus that has spread throughout the globe, marking the country's first case.

The National Emergency Commission said in a statement the individual traveled to Mongolia from France and transited through Moscow. The government has identified 42 people the patient has met with and another 142 individuals who had close contact with the person.

(Reporting by Suvdantsetseg Tsagaanbaatar; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Kim Coghill)