1,215 frontliners vaccinated

James Kon

Since the commencement of Brunei Darussalam’s National Vaccination Programme on Saturday, 1,215 frontliners have been vaccinated.

From the total, 843 individuals were vaccinated in Brunei-Muara District while 169 received the vaccination in Belait District.

Meanwhile, in Tutong District, 151 individuals were vaccinated and 51 individuals in Temburong District.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) iterated that as per the fatwa issued by the State Mufti, the use of the COVID-19 vaccine is “Permissible (Harus)” in accordance with Syarak Law.

The distribution of the vaccine is currently divided into three phases. Phase One is for frontliners, senior citizens aged 60 and above, and students who will be studying overseas. Phase Two for staff at childcare centres, adults with comorbidities and teachers; while Phase Three for the general public aged 18 and above.

Public vaccination has yet to begin.

Meanwhile, Brunei Darussalam recorded its second consecutive day with no new COVID-19 cases, keeping the tally of confirmed cases in the country at 214.

The Sultanate has had no local COVID-19 transmissions for 334 days.

Fourteen active cases are being treated at the National Isolation Centre. All are in a stable condition.

Four hundred and ninety-seven individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after travelling from abroad, while 16,159 have completed their stint since March 2020.

In the past 24 hours, 176 samples have been obtained for SARS-CoV-2 testing, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted to 115,679 since January 2020.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 179 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

For further information and latest updates, members of the public can visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bn or by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth app.