Sultanate marks 178 days without local COVID-19 transmissions

James Kon

Brunei yesterday marked 178 days without reports of local COVID-19 transmission and its ninth consecutive day of no new COVID-19 cases in the country, keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 148. Only one active COVID-19 case is receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre in Tutong District.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), 118 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus have been tested in the last 24 hours, totalling 68,988 tests conducted since January.

A total of 302 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after returning from abroad, while 7,569 have completed their mandatory self-isolation since March. In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, revealed that there were 114 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 28 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.