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.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) took 108 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 62,811 tests since January 2020.

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

Some 361 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 6,830 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.

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.

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.