Brunei continues to flatten COVID-19 curve

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam continued its streak of flattening the curve against COVID-19 with no new case reported in the country yesterday, keeping the tally of confirmed cases at 141.

Four hundred and fifty-six individuals who have just arrived in the country after travelling abroad are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar revealed this information at a press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday.

The minister said, “Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Allah the Almighty, there is no new COVID-19 case in the country. Therefore, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141.”

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said 3,379 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres since March.

The minister said 567 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours bringing the number of laboratory tests conducted since January to 37,058.

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 www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or check the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn for information and updates.