The country whose most famous landmark is a giant statue of Genghis Khan decides it isn’t going to be taking any chances with the highly infectious virus from Wuhan:
BREAKING: Mongolia has banned all public gatherings and closed its border with China due to coronavirus outbreak
UPDATE: From a source on the ground (Antonio Graceffo)…
They closed the university, they closed all the schools. I heard from foreigners that are on expat contracts that their companies are telling them to leave because the airports are going to be closed soon. What I heard was, if and when they close the airport, it will only be for incoming flights, not for outgoing flights, so they would still be able to leave.
We’re on lockdown now in Ulaanbaatar. I’m staying.