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Mongolia adds 11 more COVID-19 cases, 842 in total

05 Dec 2020, 17:30 GMT+10

ULAN BATOR, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia on Saturday confirmed 11 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to 842, according to the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD).

"A total of 20,240 tests for COVID-19 were conducted across Mongolia in the past 24 hours, and 11 of them were positive," Amarjargal Ambaselmaa, head of the surveillance department of the NCCD, said at a daily press conference.

The Asian country's nationwide lockdown, imposed on Nov. 12 to halt the virus's spread, expired Tuesday.

However, the government has extended the lockdown in Ulan Bator and the provinces of Selenge and Arkhangai by 10 days until Dec. 11.

The country has recorded 368 recoveries and no deaths so far.

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