Brunei maintains flattened curve against COVID-19

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam continued to maintain its flattened curve against COVID-19 with no new cases recorded in the country yesterday. The national tally remains at 141 cases. Meanwhile, over 400,000 people in the country have registered to the BruHealth app, which is used to ensure the safety of merchants and customers, as well as to facilitate the Ministry of Health (MoH) in conducting contact tracing in the event of an outbreak.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar announced this at the daily press conference yesterday.

“Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Allah the Almighty, there are no new COVID-19 cases in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141,” he said.

He said 428 individuals are undergoing mandatory isolation at monitoring centres (provided by the government) after returning from overseas’ travel.

Additionally, 2,616 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres. A total of 593 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 28,395.

The minister added, “Alhamdulillah, 401,284 individuals have registered to the BruHealth application. For companies and premises, 10,709 have registered.”

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar speaks at the press conference yesterday. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI

In the breakdown of businesses and premises that have registered for the BruHealth app, 1,709 are restaurants, 677 schools, 1,702 retail shops, 1,376 offices, 629 government premises, 378 food stalls, 191 gyms, 621 barber/salons, 175 car workshops, 74 shopping malls, 122 health centres and clinics, 65 recreational clubs, 54 places of interest, 110 supermarkets, 41 markets, 16 indoor playgrounds, 12 golf courses, 27 places of worship, eight cinemas, 276 hospitals, 313 takeouts, 43 taxis, 13 petrol stations, 135 Dart drivers, nine nursery and day care centres, 172 mosques and suraus, 13 Internet cafes, 82 buses and 1,666 others.

Regarding the PremiseScan application, the minister said, 5,816 have downloaded the application which include 4,228 business premises.

In its breakdown of COVID- 19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there were 110 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 25 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

The public can visit the MoH website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148, check the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn for information and updates.