COVID-19 updates: Over 150,000 users registered for BruHealth app

 

The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham Hj Jaafar said no new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Brunei today, maintaining the national tally at 141.

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

Meanwhile, no new recovery was recorded today, bringing the maintaining the total number of recovered patients to 136. There are currently 4 active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong.

  • Two patients remain in critical condition, where only one of them still requires heart / lung machine (ECMO) as well as respiratory assistance, and one case only requires respiratory assistance. Meanwhile, the rest are in a stable condition.
  • As of today, 97 individuals are undergoing quarantine according to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,582 have completed the quarantine period and are in good health.
  • Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early January 2020, a total of 17,636 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted.

Over 150,000 users registered for BruHealth app

The Minister of Health said that a total of 156,961 individuals have registered as users to the BruHealth mobile application. In addition, a total of 2,313 businesses and premises have registered for the application.

The minister urged members of the public who have not registered to download and register to the application. “Public’s cooperation in the use of the Bruhealth app and the scanning of the QR Code at the entry and exit points in premises will help ensure the safety of the public including merchants and customers, as well as to facilitate the Ministry of Health to conduct contact tracing in case there is an outbreak of the infection. Let us keep reminding each other on this matter,” he said.

With restaurants, eateries, cafes and food courts allowed to provide dine-in services, the public is reminded to take extra precautions before entering the establishments. Photo shows the BruHealth QR code displayed at an eatery. (PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI)

 

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