Brunei records no new COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded no new COVID-19 case for the sixth consecutive day yesterday. The national tally of confirmed cases remains at 142 with one active case in the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

All 90 passengers on board Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) flight BI874 on August 5 with Case 142 were tested negative in SARS-CoV-2 tests.

The latest situation of COVID-19 in the country was highlighted by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference at Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health yesterday.

The minister said the case being treated at NIC is in a stable condition. Thirteen close contacts to Case 142 are undergoing quarantine at monitoring centres provided by the government. They are also in stable condition and not showing signs of infection.

Some 726 individuals arriving from abroad are undergoing isolation at the monitoring centres. At present, 4,128 individuals completed self-isolation.

In the past 24 hours, 1,098 samples were tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 45,835.”

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there were 111 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 25 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

For information, visit MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn, healthinfo.gov.bn, contact Health Advice Line at 148 or use BruHealth app.