No new COVID-19 cases in Brunei

James Kon

With the last COVID-19 patient recovered and permitted to go home yesterday, Brunei Darussalam does not have any active cases and has also continued its streak of no new infection for the 11th day. The national tally of confirmed cases is at 146.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 295 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours, totalling 60,317 tests conducted since January, according to the MoH daily release.

A total of 207 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 6,632 have completed their mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres since March.

Individuals looking to take the SARS-CoV-2 swab test (for travel purposes) 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 swab 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.