Employees from the Emergency Management Agency of Darkhan-Uul province disinfect streets in Darkhan soum. (A soum is a Mongolian administrative division within the provinces, similar to a district or county.) Employees will continue to disinfect public roads in Darkhan weekly through the end of April.
Irmuun Bayanmunkh, 7, waits for his horse to be saddled in Mongolia’s Tuv province. Irmuun is learning to ride horses at his uncle’s house while schools are shut down due to the spread of the coronavirus. In late January, Mongolia was one of the first countries to secure borders and close schools.
Workers from the Mayor’s Office load an abandoned car frame onto a truck in Dalanzadgad, the capital of Umnugovi province. Baatar Janchiv, head of the Mayor’s Office, says they have been spraying public spaces with chemical cleaners since the spread of the coronavirus in neighboring China. The workers also pick up and disinfect garbage, like this car.
Khatantuul Bat-Ochir sews cotton face masks to sell to pharmacies in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Mongolian Ministry of Health recommends citizens wear face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. After facing a shortage of disposable masks, the government set standards for cotton masks, allowing seamstresses around the country to sew masks and supply them to pharmacies.
Munkh-Od Oyun, right, delivers books to Baigalmaa Gunsmaa in Erdenet, Mongolia. Munkh-Od started selling books online shortly after the Mongolian government instituted coronavirus prevention measures in January. Since then, she has sold more than 300 books.
Khulan Tserennadmid, 9, takes notes as she watches a televised lesson for third graders titled “Humans and Environment” at her home in Murun, the center of Mongolia’s Khuvsgul province. Kindergarten and school activities at all levels are suspended, so the government has shifted to teaching lessons online and via television.
Urtnasan Orolzod performs a weekly cleaning of the 34th apartment building in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Mongolian Ministry of Health recommended all families and organizations clean their homes and offices with water and disinfectant to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
Tseren-Oidov Altangerel, 6, a student in class 1B at Metropolitan School No. 34 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, watches a video lesson on the Mongolian language. The Mongolian government decided to provide online lessons while general-education schools are suspended due to coronavirus.