The President of Mongolia, Battulga Khaltmaa, has been taken into quarantine after returning from a trip to China, State media said Friday.

Khaltma and other government officials submitted to a 14-day quarantine, the State news agency Montsame reported.

Battulga was the first Head of State to visit China since the country began battling the coronavirus outbreak in January.

He arrived in Beijing with Foreign Minister Tsogtbaatar Damdin and other senior government officials on Thursday, and held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.

They were taken into quarantine on Friday as soon as they arrived in Mongolia as a precautionary measure, Montsame said.