Brunei marks two weeks with no new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam marked two weeks without new COVID-19 cases keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 145. One active case is receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has also taken 178 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours. It has carried out 55,434 tests since January 2020.

The latest information of COVID-19 situation as of noon yesterday was shared by the MoH in a press release. Some 416 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 5,725 have completed their stint since March 2020.

MoH reminded the public that those wanting to take SARS-CoV-2 swab test for travelling abroad must it test three to five days before their flight, subject to the terms and conditions of the destination. The test results will take time and the ministry seeks the public’s patience.

Swab tests for 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 tests are available from 8am to noon and 2-4pm from Monday to Thursday and Saturday.

On Friday, Sunday and public holidays, the swab tests are conducted from 2-5.30pm.

The swab tests at the Sports Complex of the RIPAS Hospital are conducted from 7am-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 can be obtained from the MoH website at www.moh.gov.bn, Health Advice Line at 148, or through the BruHealth app or the web app at healthinfo.gov.bn.