Brunei marks 48 consecutive days without new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam continued its streak of no new COVID-19 cases for the 48th day, keeping the total tally of confirmed cases at 141 yesterday.

Meanwhile, 418 individuals who arrived in the country after travelling abroad are undergoing mandatory isolation at the monitoring centres provided by the government. Some 2,823 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar revealed these at a press conference yesterday.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohad Isham said 539 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 27,385.

On the registration for the BruHealth app, the minister said, “Alhamdulillah, 399,288 individuals and 10,535 companies and premises have registered for the application.”

In the breakdown of businesses and premises that have registered for the BruHealth app, 1,706 are restaurants, 676 schools, 1,659 retail shops, 1,347 offices, 626 government premises, 370 food stalls, 191 gyms, 613 barber/salons, 165 car workshops, 73 shopping malls, 122 health centres and clinics, 65 recreational clubs, 49 places of interest, 105 supermarkets, 40 markets, 16 indoor playgrounds, 12 golf courses, 24 places of worship, eight cinemas, 276 hospitals, 312 take-outs, 42 taxis, 13 petrol stations, 132 darts, nine nursery and daycare centres, 172 mosques and suraus, 12 Internet cafés, 81 buses and 1,619 others.

Meanwhile, 5,695 have downloaded the PremiseScan application which include 4,192 business premises. The public can visit www.moh.gov.bn or by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn for information.

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.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar speaks during the press conference yesterday. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS