Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Mongolia imported 68.7 thousand of face masks in January 2020, 3.6 million in February and 770 thousand as of March 12 respectively.
As of the first three months of 2019, Mongolia imported a total of 1.2 million face masks and it has increased by 4.438.700 or 3.7 times in 2020.
Due to the sharply increased need of face masks due to the spread of COVID-19, the Customs offices are working to promptly pass face masks, which are being brought under aid and other personal protective equipment through border checkpoints.
Medical face masks are being imported with a special license from the Ministry of Health in accordance with 15.1 of the Law on Medicine and Medical Devices and special license is not required for import of regular face masks.