Highlights from today’s press conference
Here are highlights from today’s press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH) with the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Jaafar.
No new COVID-19 cases for fourth consecutive day
The Minister of Health announced that no new COVID-19 cases were recorded today, marking Brunei’s fourth consecutive day without any new cases since the first case was reported here on March 9. The national tally still stands at 135.
The Minister reiterated that the spread of the disease has not ended and urged the public to con continue abiding to all the precautionary measures in order to further reduce the risk of spreading the infection and to practice all the advices and recommendations released by the Ministry of Health. This includes measures such as practising social or physical distancing.
He also re-emphasised on the importance of avoiding mass gathering. This includes avoiding gatherings at any premises that may be an offence under the Infectious Disease Act (Chapter 204), where failure to comply with the directive and if convicted, could result in fines of not exceeding BND10,000.00 or imprisonment of not more than 6 months, or both.
- A further 6 patients at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong have been discharged, bringing total number of people recovered to 91. There are now 43 active cases.
- Two patients remain in critical condition, requiring ventilator support. The rest of the patients are in a stable condition.
- As of today, 94 individuals are still undergoing quarantine according to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2281 have completed the quarantine period and are in good health.
- Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early January 2020, a total of 8648 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted.
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