The Ministry of Health (MoH) is currently looking for the four remaining locals who attended a religious gathering at the Jamek Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from February 28 to March 3 as they have yet to come forward to get tested for COVID-19.
The ministry is also seeking assistance from the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) on this matter.
This was highlighted by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a question-and-answer session of the press conference yesterday.
The minister said, “We are getting the RBPF involved for investigation and action.”
Following a thorough investigation, 81 locals were identified as having attended the event with 70 of them having returned to the country.
Sixty-six have thus far taken the test for COVID-19, with 16 tested positive for the virus, 25 negative and 25 still awaiting the results. Each test takes four to six hours to complete.
Efforts to track down the remaining four are ongoing, while 11 locals are currently still overseas, including three studying in Malaysia.
The ministry advised that these individuals undertake the test for COVID-19 as soon as possible.