No active COVID-19 case in Brunei

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam has no active COVID-19 case after the last confirmed case recovered and allowed to return home yesterday.

The country also marked 16 consecutive days without new COVID-19 cases keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 145.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) took 189 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours, and has carried out 56,076 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 forty-eight individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 5,819 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 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 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, 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, contact the Health Advice Line at 148, or check the BruHealth app or for information.