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Second Lunar New Year hit by coronavirus

It's the second year in a row that the Lunar New Year, which begins on February 12 this year.

Lunar New Year 2021 – the Year of the Ox – begins on February 12 in Asia. The authorities backed the decision made by the State Emergency Commission to impose strict lockdown in the capital city from 6:00 am of February 11 until 6:00 am of February 23. During the lockdown, the traffic movement in and out of the capital city, as well as citizens' movement will be halted by up to 90 percent. Moreover, 35-40 thousand people will be involved in COVID-19 testing daily within the framework of ‘One door-one test’ measure. The relevant officials were instructed by the Prime Minister not to repeat the mistakes made during the previous lockdowns.

Normally at this time of year, all Mongolians celebrating the Lunar New Year with their family. Lunar new year is spring festival in Mongolia and is the most important holiday in the Mongolian calendar. But this year, virtual lunar new year is encouraged. People never leave their homes. The entire capital will be controlled by the police and restrictions will be imposed. If citizens visit their parents or relatives, action will be taken in accordance with the Law on Violations.

In other words, individuals will be fined MNT 500,000 and businesses and organizations will be fined up to MNT 5 million. Some local governments have added their own, stricter rules. Provides up-to-date information through the media.

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