Brunei marks 18 days without new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam marked 18 days without new COVID-19 case keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 145.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) took 66 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours, and has carried 56,338 tests since January.

The latest information of the COVID-19 situation in the country was shared by the MoH in its daily release yesterday.

Four hundred and fifty-five individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 5,858 have completed the self-isolation at the monitoring centres since March.

The MoH informed the public that those who want to take the SARS-CoV-2 swab test, especially for travelling abroad, must take it three to five days prior to 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 ministry seeks the public’s patience while waiting for the 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, tests are conducted from 8am to noon and from 2pm to 4pm from Monday to Thursday and Saturday.

On Friday, Sunday and public holidays, the swab 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 on 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.

Information and updates can be obtained from the MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn, the Health Advice Line at 148, or through the BruHealth app or the web app at healthinfo.gov.bn.