Brunei records 15th day in a row with no new COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded its 15th consecutive day with no new COVID-19 cases yesterday keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 145, including only one active case receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

The Ministry of Health (MoH) took 453 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours, and has carried out 55,887 tests since January.

The MoH shared the country’s COVID-19 updates in its daily release yesterday.

Four hundred and forty-one individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 5,755 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 the purpose of travelling abroad must take it three to five days prior to the 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 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 swab tests are conducted from 8am to noon and 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.

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.