Mongolia l AKI Press
On paper, Mongolia looks like a country that would have trouble with Covid-19. It is a small, developing country with just over 3 million people, most of whom live in its capital, Ulaanbaatar. Though its population is scant (a little over 3 million), it is locked in place by Russia to the north, and by China everywhere else. Both of its powerful neighbors have struggled with the pandemic: China, the epicenter, had resorted to drastic restrictions to stem the outbreak, while Russia’s response has been slow, marred by lack of transparency. But to date, Mongolia hasn’t seen community transmission of Covid-19, and its cases have yet to surpass 300. None have died yet from the infection.