Brunei marks 18 days without new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam entered 18th day without new COVID-19 cases, with the last local transmission reported 159 days ago, keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 146.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 308 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tests carried out since January to 62,703.

A total of 340 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 6,822 have completed their mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres since March.

Individuals who wish to be tested for SARS-COV-2 for overseas travel must do so three to five days before their flight date, subject to 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 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 swab tests at the Sports Complex of the RIPAS Hospital are conducted from 7am to 10pm daily, except public holidays.

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.

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