Brunei marks 12 days with no new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam marked its 12th day without recording new COVID-19 cases, keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 146 yesterday.

The last local case of COVID-19 reported in the Sultanate was on May 6, which is case 141. Meanwhile, the five cases following that were imported cases while the last imported case was on September 24.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 298 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours, totalling 60,615 tests conducted since January.

A total of 298 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 6,638 have completed their mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres since March.

Individuals planning the SARS-CoV-2 swab test (for travel purpose) must do so between 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 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 test is available from 8am-noon and 2pm-4pm from Monday to Thursday and Saturday. On Friday, Sunday and public holidays, the swabs tests are conducted from 2pm-5.30pm.

The swab tests at the Sports Complex of the RIPAS Hospital are conducted from 7am-10pm daily, except 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.

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