On 28 April 2020, Mongolia’s State Emergency Commission (SEC) extended the ban on all international commercial aircraft through 31 May in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Separately, the government is arranging chartered flights to evacuate Mongolian nationals from other countries, including Germany and South Korea; upon return, those citizens will undergo mandatory 21-day quarantines. Meanwhile in Vietnam, authorities in the capital Hanoi ordered nonessential businesses to only open after 0900 local time (0200 UTC) to prevent high volumes of customers during the morning rush hour. The government previously lifted mandatory closures for a number of nonessential businesses on 23 April.