Brunei records one new COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded a new COVID-19 case yesterday bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 146.

Case 146 is a local man, 29, who arrived on Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) flight BI4112 (seated at 26J) on September 18 from India.

This was revealed by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference at the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) Al-‘Afiah Hall yesterday.

The minister said that case 146 showed no signs of infection and is being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC). MoH identified five contacts where three have undergone swab tests and were confirmed negative. The rest are still awaiting test results.

Of the COVID-19 cases in Brunei, the minister said 142 cases have recovered.

He said, “Some 428 individuals that have just arrived in this country are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres provided by the government. At present, 6,014 individuals have completed self-isolation.”

In the past 24 hours, 325 samples were tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus bringing the total number of tests conducted since January 2020 to 57,517.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there were 113 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 27 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

Information 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.