COVID-19: Mongolian President plans to provide financial support for households

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Khaltmaa Battulga

The president’s press office on Tuesday reported that Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga, submitted a proposal to provide financial support to all households across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proposal was submitted to the country’s Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh after the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Battulga ordered the prime minister to take immediate and decisive action saying “at a time of strict lockdown, the country’s economy and people’s livelihood will not be able to withstand for a long time.’’

The president said that the government should develop a programme to provide financial support of 1 million Mongolian tugriks (about 350 U.S. dollars) for each household in the country by Jan. 1 next year.

As at 2019, Mongolia has more than 890,000 households, according to the country’s National Statistics Office.

Mongolia entered a state of public disaster preparedness and imposed a nationwide 24-hour lockdown from 6 a.m local time on Thursday (2200 GMT on Wednesday) until Dec. 1, after reporting the first locally transmitted COVID-19 case. (Xinhua/NAN)

– Nov. 17, 2020 @ 16:55 GMT |

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