Mongolian president, foreign minister under quarantine
Published: 12:43 PM, 29 February 2020
Mongolia’s President Battulga Khaltmaa and Foreign Minister Tsogtbaatar Damdin
Mongolia’s President Battulga Khaltmaa and Foreign Minister Tsogtbaatar Damdin have placed to a 14-day quarantine after returning home from their visit to China. Other senior government officials, who also accompanied with the duo during the visit, were also taken into quarantine.
Citing the state news agency Montsame, news agency Reuters provided the information on Friday.
Earlier on Thursday, Mongolian President Battulga, along with Foreign Minister Tsogtbaatar Damdin and other senior government officials, reached Beijing. During the visit, they held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.
As soon as they arrived in Mongolia after wrapping up their China visit, they were taken into quarantine as a precautionary measure.
Battulga is the first head of state to visit China since the country began implementing special measure to curb the coronavirus outbreak in January. He is also the first president, who has submitted to quarantine.