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Mongolia to begin COVID-19 vaccinations next week — minister


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Mongolia will inaugurate a COVID-19 vaccination campaign next week, the Health Minister, Sereejav Enkhbold said on Monday.

Enkhbold said this at a news conference in Ulan Bator.

“The current COVID-19 lockdown in the country’s capital Ulan Bator imposed on Feb. 11, will expire next Tuesday.

“Our country is planning to start a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign from that day,” Enkhbold told a news conference.

Mongolia is now working to acquire four types of COVID-19 vaccines, Enkhbold said.

The Asian country is planning to vaccinate at least 60 percent of its population of 3.3 million against COVID-19, he said.

He noted that 20 percent of them will be vaccinated under COVAX, a global initiative to ensure quick and equal access to vaccines against COVID-19.

As of Monday, the country has registered a total of 2,383 COVID-19 cases, with four deaths.