No new virus cases in Brunei

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam marked the third consecutive day without new COVID-19 cases yesterday, maintaining its national tally of confirmed cases at 146, including one active case receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 424 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out since January to 58,357.

A total of 435 individuals are currently undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 6,172 have completed self-isolation at monitoring centres since March.

The MoH said individuals 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.

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

At Berakas Health Centre, the tests are available from 8am to noon and 2-4pm from Monday to Thursday and Saturday. On Friday, Sunday and public holidays, they are available between 2pm and 5.30pm.

At the Sports Complex of the RIPAS Hospital, the tests are available from 7am to 10pm daily, except public holidays.

Meanwhile, in the breakdown of COVID-19 cases, 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 can be obtained from the MoH website at www.moh.gov.bn or by contacting the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or the webapp at healthinfo.gov.bn.