COVID-19 updates: No new cases, recoveries today

 

The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham Hj Jaafar said no new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Brunei today, maintaining the national tally at 141.

The Minister of Health speaking at the daily COVID-19 press conference held at Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health. (PHOTO: Aziz Idris)

Meanwhile, no new recovery was recorded today, bringing the maintaining the total number of recovered patients to 136. There are currently 4 active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong.

  • Two patients remain in critical condition, where only one of them still requires heart / lung machine (ECMO) as well as respiratory assistance, and one case only requires respiratory assistance. Meanwhile, the rest are in a stable condition.
  • As of today, 97 individuals are undergoing quarantine according to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,667 have completed the quarantine period and are in good health.
  • Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early January 2020, a total of 17,718 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted.

Over 160,000 users registered for BruHealth app

The health minister said that a total of 169,212 individuals have registered as users to the BruHealth application since its introduction. In addition, he said a total of 2,552 businesses and premises have registered for the application.

“Members of the public who have not registered are encouraged to download and register to the Bruhealth App. Public’s cooperation in the use of the Bruhealth app and the scanning of the QR Code at the entry and exit point in premises will help ensure the safety of the public including merchants and customers, as well as to facilitate the Ministry of Health to conduct contact tracing in case there is an outbreak of the infection,” he added.

In the interest of increasing vigilance and taking precautionary measures, the minister also reminded businesses that offer services such as haircuts, facials and massages to maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness of their premises as well as using face masks, aprons, gloves and to clean the seat or bed each time it is used. “In addition, the customer’s seat should also be spaced at least one meter or so apart. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in fines under the Infectious Diseases Act (Cap. 204),” he further added.


 

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