No new COVID-19 cases in Brunei

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam continued its streak with no new COVID-19 cases for the ninth consecutive day yesterday, keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 146, with one active case currently receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 210 samples for the SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours, and has conducted 59,947 tests for the virus since January 2020.

According to the MoH daily release, 393 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 6,500 have completed their mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres since March 2020.

The MoH informed the public that individuals who wish to take the SARS-CoV-2 swab test, especially for the purpose of travelling abroad, must take it three to five days before their flight date – subject to the terms and conditions of the country to which it is intended. The results of the swab test will take time and the MoH sought the public’s patience while waiting for their test results.

Swab tests for overseas travel can be conducted 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 for SARS-CoV-2 are available from Monday to Thursday and Saturday, from 8am-noon and 2pm-4pm.

On Friday, Sunday and public holidays, the swab tests are conducted from 2-5.30pm.

The SARS-CoV-2 swab tests at the Sports Complex of the RIPAS Hospital are conducted from 7am-10pm daily, except on public holidays.

According to healthinfo.gov.bn, there have been 113 COVID-19 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 27 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

For information, visit MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn, or contact the Health Advice Line at 148.