Timing is everything as politicians seek to take advantage of poll boosts from steering their countries through the pandemic and launching stimulus packages, before populations really feel the impact of the crippling economic recessions.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has played hell with the international event calendar everywhere this year. But not in Mongolia, which has decided to go ahead with Naadam, Mongolia’s biggest festival.
On July 1, Mongolia’s National Centre for Zoonotic Disease (NCZD) reported two cases of the bubonic plague in the western part of Mongolia, in Khovd Province. Two brothers, aged 27 and 16, have caught the disease and are in critical condition
The PPE was donated by the Mongolian government to the US. Mongolia has been hailed for staging one of the most successful fights against the COVID-19 pandemic.
New government will face difficulties arising from faltering growth, falling commodity exports, repayment of foreign debt, money laundering issues and continuing tensions over foreign investment in country’s copper and gold mines.