Brunei records no new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam marked a week without new COVID-19 cases yesterday keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 146 with one active case receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) took 485 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 59,399 tests since January 2020.

The latest information of COVID-19 as of noon yesterday was shared by MoH in a press release.

Some 357 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 6,417 have completed their stint since March 2020.

MoH reminded the public that those wanting to take SARS-CoV-2 swab test for travel abroad must take it three to five days before the flight – subject to the terms and conditions of the destination. The results of the test will take time and the ministry sought the public’s patience.

Swab tests can be carried out at Berakas Health Centre and Sports Complex of the 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, the tests are conducted from 2-5.30pm.

Swab tests at the Sports Complex of the RIPAS Hospital are conducted from 7am-10pm daily, except on public holidays.

Information can be obtained from MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn, Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn web app.