Brunei records no new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam yesterday entered the 11th day of no new COVID-19 cases keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 145. There is one active case receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC).

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 133 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours. The ministry carried out 54,763 tests for the virus since January 2020.

This information was shared by MoH in its daily press release.

Some 405 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 5,564 have completed their stint since March 2020.

The ministry reminded the public that individuals wanting to take the SARS-CoV-2 swab test for travelling abroad must take it three to five days before their flight – subject to the terms and conditions of the destination. The results of the swab test will take time and the ministry seeks the public’s patience.

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 to noon and 2pm-4pm from Monday to Thursday and Saturday.

On Friday, Sunday and public holidays, the swab 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 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 the web app at healthinfo.gov.bn.