13th day with no new COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam marked its 13th consecutive day without new COVID-19 cases keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 145, including one active case receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 169 samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing in the past 24 hours, and has carried out 55,256 tests since January.

The MoH shared the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in the Sultanate in its daily statement.

Some 385 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 5,635 have completed the self-isolation at monitoring centres since March.

The MoH informed the public that those who would like to take the SARS-CoV-2 swab test, especially for travelling overseas must take it three to five days prior to their flight date – subject to the terms and conditions of the country to which it is intended. The results of the swab test will take time and the MoH sought the public’s patience while waiting for their
test results.

Swab tests for overseas travel can be carried out at the Berakas Health Centre and the Sports Complex of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

At the Berakas Health Centre, the test for SARS-CoV-2 is available from 8am-noon and 2pm-4pm from Monday to Thursday and Saturday. On Friday, Sunday and public holidays, the tests are conducted from 2pm to 5.30pm.

The swab tests at the Sports Complex of the RIPAS Hospital are conducted from 7am to 10pm daily, except public holidays.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there were 112 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 27 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

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