In February 2020 when China's Hubei province was suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga visited China and donated 30,000 sheep, wishing China a speedy victory over the pandemic. In October, the first group of sheep entered China via Ereenhot and was transported to Hubei. In December, Hubei donated 20,000 portions of green tea and 2,000 portions of black tea, along with a shipment of pandemic prevention and control supplies, to Mongolia. The gifting of sheep and tea has become an example of friendly relations between China and Mongolia.
In February 2021, Mongolia experienced a resurgence of COVID-19. The Chinese government provided emergency assistance and donated a shipment of China-made vaccines that landed at the Genghis Khan International Airport in Ulan Bator on the evening of Feb 22. To date, China has sent multiple shipments of medical supplies, including masks, protective suits and ventilators, to Mongolia. The donations will help Mongolia enter a new stage in its fight against the pandemic.