COVID-19 updates: All Brunei contacts of Malaysian COVID-19 patients test negative for virus

 

The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham bin Hj Jaafar at the daily COVID-19 press briefing said that no new COVID-19 case in was recorded in Brunei today, maintaining the national tally at 141.

The total number of recovered patients remains at 138. Only one patient, who is still in critical condition remains under treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong.

 

The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar speaking at the daily COVID-19 press conference held at Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health today. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS

 

In the past 24 hours, a total of 433 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus, that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 23,293 tests.

The health minister also informed that a total of 365,604 individuals have registered as users to BruHealth application. In addition, a total of 6,828 businesses and premises have registered for the application.

 


All Brunei contacts of Malaysian COVID-19 patients test negative for virus
Following reports from the Malaysian health ministry of two of its citizens testing positive for COVID-19 upon their return home from Brunei, Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham today confirmed that laboratory tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on all the contacts of the cases are found to be negative.

 


 

Haj pilgrimage for Bruneians this year postponed

The Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awg Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman today informed that His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izaddin Waddaulah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB)’s recommendation, following a meeting, to postpone the Haj pilgrimage for Brunei pilgrims this year.

He said all 1,000 registered intending Haj pilgrims from Brunei will have to postpone the pilgrimage due to the current situation of the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide.

 

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awg Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman speaking at the daily COVID-19 press conference held at Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health today. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS

 


 

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Posted by Borneo Bulletin on Wednesday, 10 June 2020


 

 

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