Brunei records no new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam marked eight days without any new COVID-19 cases yesterday, maintaining the national tally of confirmed cases at 145, including three active cases receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 436 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours, and has carried out a total of 54,303 tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus since January 2020.

The latest information on COVID-19 situation in the country was shared by MoH in its daily press release.

Some 389 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 5,468 have completed their stint at monitoring centres since March 2020.

MoH reiterated that individuals who would like to take the SARS-CoV-2 swab test, especially for the purpose of travelling abroad must take the test three to five days before their flight – subject to the terms and conditions of the country the traveller is heading to. The result of the swab tests will take time and the ministry seeks the public’s patience while waiting for their test results.

Swab tests for overseas travel can be carried out at Berakas Health Centre and the Sports Complex of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

At the Berakas Health Centre, the swab tests for SARS-CoV-2 are available from 8am-12 noon and 2pm-4pm from Monday to Thursday and Saturday.

On Friday, Sunday and public holidays, the swabs tests are conducted from 2pm-5.30pm.
The SARS-CoV-2 swab tests at the Sports Complex of the RIPAS Hospital are conducted from 7am-10pm daily, except on public holidays.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there were 112 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 27 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

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