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280,000 ART kits to be distributed nationwide

Rokiah Mahmud

Some 280,000 antigen rapid test (ART) kits have been and will be distributed to citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam registered under the National Welfare System (SKN), Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II said at the daily press conference yesterday.

In response to a question regarding the COVID-19 fatality recorded, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew said compared to neighbouring countries, the Sultanate recorded the lowest number of fatalities. “As announced last Sunday, nine deaths were recorded in which out of the total figure, two were due to COVID-19 while the other seven were not due to the pandemic. The two cases had not received their vaccination, while the seven had prior medical conditions.”

The minister said that in efforts to reduce the number of COVID-19 fatalities, the public is encouraged to get their vaccinations and boosters. He also advised the public to look after their health to prevent or reduce the fatality risk either due to COVID-19 or not.