Six new COVID-19 cases, nine more recover

James Kon

Six new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country bringing the total to 126 cases yesterday.

Nine more cases treated at the National Isolation Centre have fully recovered bringing the total recovered cases to 34.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar announced the latest details of COVID-19 in the country at a press conference at the ministry’s Al-‘Afiah Hall yesterday.

The minister said, “Case 121 is a local man who came forward to be tested for COVID-19 at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital Sport Complex. The case is under investigation and there is a possible link.”

Case 122 is a 67-year-old man who is the husband of Case 116. He does not have any recent travel history and started to have coughs on March 23.

Case 123 is a 19-year-old woman who flew back to the country from Melbourne, Australia on March 19 on Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) flight BI006 with seat 30A. She had sore throat symptoms from March 19.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS

Case 124 is a 30-year-old woman who is the wife of Case 120. She does not have any recent travel history and has no symptoms of infection.

Case 125 is a 51-year-old woman who went on a vacation to Thailand and returned to the country on RB flight BI514 with seat 34A on March 21. She started to have headache, cough, body ache and flu on March 23.

Case 126 is a 31-year-old man who went to Austria on March 7 for a holiday and returned to the country via London on RB flight BI004 seated in 40D on March 15. He carried out self-isolation after arriving in the country and experienced headache and body ache on March 17.

The minister said, “Nine more cases treated at the National Isolation Centre have fully recovered and allowed to go home, bringing the total recovered cases to 34. This means that 91 cases are currently in National Isolation Centre. Two cases are in critical condition and in need of ventilators at the Centre’s Intensive Care unit while three are in need of close observation and the remaining are in stable condition.”

There are 917 persons undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204. Some 1,298 people successfully completed their quarantine and are in stable condition. Since early January 2020, 5,656 laboratory tests for COVID-19 were carried out.

Information is available on the Ministry of Health website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148.