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Mongolia PM resigns after outrage over treatment of Covid patient

Ulan Bator: Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh resigned on Thursday after outrage over the treatment of a Novel Coronavirus patient who had just delivered a baby.

Mass public protests were triggered in the capital city of Ulan Bator after TV footage showed a Covid-19 patient who had just given birth being transferred from a maternity hospital to a quarantine facility wearing only hospital pajamas and plastic slippers in freezing weather together with her newborn baby on Tuesday night.

Earlier on Thursday, Khurelsukh proposed the resignation of his entire government after Deputy Prime Minister Yangu Sodbaatar and Health Minister Togtmol Munkhsaikhan resigned on Wednesday amid social pressure and public protests.

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