The Parliament approves COVID 19 prevention law
(April 29, 2020) The Government of Mongolia took early action in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in China. In January, the Government of Mongolia imposed stringent measures include closing schools and restricting public meetings and stopping all international flights, road, and rail passenger traffic. However, the Government of Mongolia realized that lasting restriction measures during the pandemic period need a legal mandate. Therefore, the Mongolian Parliament approved a law on COVID 19 prevention, fight, and mitigation of its socioeconomic impact submitted by two parliament members on the 29th of April, 2020. This law consists of 4 chapters and 19 articles and is effective until December 31, 2020. The Bill regulates the issues and functions to be resolved by the Government, the State Emergency Commission, and other relevant organizations as well as their collaboration during the period of heightened state of readiness. For instance, it reflects regulations, authorizing the Government to take necessary measures, such as calling quarantine and traffic movement and time limits, as well as approving relevant regimes, procedures, and instructions to be followed during the COVID 19 pandemic.