No new COVID-19 cases recorded

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded no new COVID-19 cases yesterday, keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 146. The newest active case is receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 263 samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing in the past 24 hours, and carried out 57,780 tests since January.

The latest information of the COVID-19 situation in the country as of noon yesterday was shared by the MoH in its release.

Four hundred and thirty-one individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 6,038 completed the self-isolation at 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 do it three to five days before their flight date – subject to the terms and conditions of the country to which it is intended. The test results will take time and the MoH seeks the public’s patience while waiting for results.

Tests are 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 2pm to 4pm from Monday to Thursday and Saturday. On Friday, Sunday and public holidays, the tests are conducted from 2pm to 5.30pm.

The 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 113 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 27 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

Information and updates can be obtained from www.moh.gov.bn, the Health Advice Line at 148, through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn.