Mongolian presidential candidate tests positive for COVID-19

(Xinhua) 15:44, June 05, 2021

ULAN BATOR, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Dangaasuren Enkhbat, a Mongolian presidential candidate from the political alliance the Right Person Electorate Coalition, announced on Saturday that he and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19.

"So far, we have no symptoms. We are now under isolation," said Enkhbat, a former legislator, said in a statement.

Mongolia has set June 9 as the date for its next presidential election.

Three politicians, namely Enkhbat; Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, chairman of the ruling Mongolian People's Party; and Sodnomzundui Erdene, former chairman of the opposition Democratic Party, are running for president.

(Web editor: Shi Xi, Bianji)


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