Swab tests for overseas travel available

James Kon

Members of the public who require a SARS-CoV-2 swab test for overseas travel can do so at Berakas Health Centre and Sports Complex of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

The announcement was made in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday.

At the Berakas Health Centre, the swab test is open from Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 7.45am to 12.15pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm. While on Friday, Sunday and public holidays, the swab test is open from 2pm to 6pm.

Meanwhile, the SARS-CoV-2 swab test at RIPAS Hospital’s Sports Complex is open every day from 7am to 10pm except for public holidays.

Brunei Darussalam yesterday continued its streak without new COVID-19 cases for six days keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 145. Three active cases are currently receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

The MoH has taken 195 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 53,723 tests since January.

According to the statement, 368 individuals are currently undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad.

Meanwhile 5,404 individuals have completed the mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres since March.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn 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 www.moh.gov.bn, contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or check the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn for information and updates.