Brunei records no new COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam continued its streak of no new COVID-19 case in the country for 16 days yesterday keeping the total tally of cases at 141.

Hundred and sixty-four individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres provided by the government for those arriving in the country after travelling overseas.

This was highlighted by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the daily press conference at the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said, “Alhamdulillah with the grace of Allah the Almighty, there is no new COVID-19 case in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141.”

He said there were no new recovery from COVID-19.

The number of recovered cases remains at 136. The number of active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre is four where two are still in critical condition. Only one requires heart-lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance while one case requires only respiratory assistance. The rest are in a stable condition, the minister said.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at the press conference. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI

The minister said there is no individual undergoing quarantine while 2,679 have completed their stint in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204).

He said 164 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres after arriving in the country from abroad. While 2,176 have completed self-isolation at the
monitoring centres.

In the past 24 hours, 218 samples were tested for the SARS-CoV-2 bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 18,411.

The minister said the daily briefings will not be held on the first and second day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. It will resume on the third day at 4pm.

For information, visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there were 110 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 25 at Belait District and six at Tutong District.