No new COVID-19 cases in Brunei

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam marked the sixth consecutive day without new COVID-19 cases yesterday, maintaining its national tally at 146 including one active case receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

The latest COVID-19 situation in the country was shared by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference yesterday.

“Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Allah the Almighty, there is no new COVID-19 infection case in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 146 cases.

“One active case is still being treated at the NIC and is in a stable condition. The total number of recovered cases remains at 142 individuals.”

A total of 441 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 6,244 individuals have completed self-isolation at the monitoring centres.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar speaks at the press conference. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 320 samples for testing for SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out since January 2020 to 58,914.

The minister also reminded the public to comply with government regulations on COVID-19 prevention measures, maintain personal hygiene, practise proper cough and sneezing etiquette, to use a face mask when going to crowded places and not to go to public areas or attend social gatherings if unwell.

Meanwhile, 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.

Information and updates can be obtained at www.moh.gov.bn or by contacting the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app.