COVID-19 updates: One new imported case reported today


The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham Hj Jaafar during a COVID-19 press briefing today said that one new imported COVID-19 case in was recorded in Brunei today, bringing the national tally to 144.

Case 144 is a 36 year old man who arrived here on Royal Brunei BI874 flight on 19 August 2020 via Kuala Lumpur from India. This case has been detected through the COVID-19 swab test screening program for individuals who has just arrived in the country from abroad.



Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the press conference today. PHOTO: JAMES KON


He reportedly had a fever on arrival in the country but no longer showed any signs of infection at present. He is currently being treated at the National Isolation Centre in Tutong.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has identified a total of 19 contacts of which 14 have undergone the COVID-19 swab test and were confirmed negative, while the rest are still awaiting test results. All contacts are undergoing quarantine under the Infectious Diseases Act (Section 204).

In the past 24 hours, a total of 480 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus, that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 50,366 tests.



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