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    Brunei detects one new imported case

    James Kon

    Brunei Darussalam yesterday recorded one new imported case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 257, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement yesterday.

    Case 257 is a 23-year-old man who arrived in the country from United Kingdom via Singapore on June 11, and was asymptomatic upon arrival. Investigation and contact tracing have confirmed that there are no close contacts for the new case as he was immediately quarantined upon arrival and all his travel arrangements followed the standard operating procedure.

    Brunei has not recorded any local transmissions in 415 days. The nine active COVID-19 cases receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong District are in stable condition.

    A total of 795 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres, comprising individuals who have arrived from abroad. At present, 20,513 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.

    In the past 24 hours, 362 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of tests carried out since January 2020 to 139,203.

    Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 221 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 30 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

    Information can be obtained from the MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn, Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn web app.

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