COVID-19 updates: 2 more recoveries; no new cases

 

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 and Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awg Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman​.

The Minister of Religious Affairs and the Minister of Health at the daily COVID-19 press conference at Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health today. (PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI)

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 130. There are currently 7 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, 24 individuals are undergoing quarantine according to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,551 have completed the quarantine period and are in good health.
  • Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early January 2020, a total of 14,476 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 1 individual is still undergoing further examination and testing.


Mosques, suraus and prayer halls continue to be closed

The Minister of Religious Affairs said that mosques, suraus and prayer halls will continue to be closed until at least the first week of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, for 24 days until May 28.

Mosques, suraus and prayer halls will re-open for Friday prayers only from May 29 and this is subject to developments of the COVID-19 situation in Brunei.

File aerial photo of the Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Kiarong at night. (PHOTO: BB/FILE)

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