Mongolian authorities reported 37 local COVID-infected cases and 93 local asymptomatic infections on June 8. As of June 9, the number of infected people had reached 376. The major port city Erenhot suffered the worst outbreak.

According to the state-run China Daily, the outbreak started a week ago. The city has already conducted seven rounds of COVID testing in key areas. 82 residential communities in the city are now classified as lockdown zones. Residents in communities that report infected cases must go through a seven-day lockdown.

Infected patients and close-contact cases are sent to quarantine camps or makeshift hospitals.

The Deputy mayor of Erenhot City confirmed that the epidemic was the transmission of the Omicron variant.

Wang Lixia, chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, urged officials to achieve the zero-COVID stage as soon as possible.

At present, Erenhot City has adjusted the seven communities from medium-risk areas to high-risk areas. Authorities also called on the general public not to go out, visit others, and gather.

Many places in Inner Mongolia have updated their epidemic prevention policies. In Chifeng City: all authorities and residents must work at home. Offline teaching in schools, kindergartens, and education institutions is suspended.

Sign up to receive our latest news!

By submitting this form, I agree to the terms.