No new COVID-19 cases in Brunei

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded no new cases of COVID-19 for the second consecutive day yesterday, keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 146, with one active case currently receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 153 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests conducted since January to 57,933.

The latest information on the COVID-19 developments in the country was shared by the MoH in its statement yesterday.

Some 472 individuals are currently undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 6,131 have completed their self-isolation since March.

The MoH also said individuals 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 urged the public to exercise patience while awaiting the results.

Swab tests for overseas travel are available at Berakas Health Centre and the Sports Complex of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

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

Information and updates are available at the MoH website at www.moh.gov.bn, or by calling the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or webapp at healthinfo.gov.bn.