COVID-19 Updates: 2 more recoveries; no new cases today


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.

The Minister of Health speaking at the daily COVID-19 press conference at Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health today. (PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS)

The Minister of Health confirms no new COVID-19 cases in Brunei today. The national tally stands at 138.

Two more recoveries were reported today, bringing the total number of discharged patients to 128. There are currently 9 active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong.

  • Two patients remain in critical condition, requiring ventilator support. The rest of the patients are in a stable condition.
  • As of today, 33 individuals are undergoing quarantine according to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,542 have completed the quarantine period and are in good health.
  • Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early January 2020, a total of 14,262 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted.

No new relapsed cases

With regard to the cases that have recovered but found to be positive again during follow-up examination, the Ministry of Health informed that there is no case that have re-tested positive today, meanwhile four cases has been allowed to return home. This brings the total number of such cases as of today to 22 individuals, of which 2 individuals are still undergoing further examination and testing.

The Minister of Health reiterated the need for the public to continue carrying out their social responsibilities and to apply preventive measures especially when making purchases in restaurants, supermarkets, markets and grocery stores. “It is especially important to always practice physical distancing as previously emphasised and not to visit one location in large crowds. In addition, business and restaurant owners are also advised to take
precautionary measures to avoid overcrowding or mass gathering situations at or around the premises,” the minister said at the press conference.

He added that the public must remain vigilant and underlined that only with the cooperation of all parties as well as the responsibility and discipline from the public, that they can we begin to gradually lift restrictions.

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