Brunei records one imported COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded one new imported COVID-19 case from Bangladesh via Kuala Lumpur yesterday bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 191.

Five active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre.

The latest information of COVID-19 as of noon yesterday was shared by Ministry of Health (MoH) in a press release.

Case 191 is a man aged 43, who arrived in the country from Bangladesh via Kuala Lumpur on February 24. Contact tracing is being conducted.

The MoH obtained 267 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 107,803 tests since January 2020.

Some 719 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 14,379 have completed their stint since March 2020.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 156 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

For information, the public can visit the MoH’s official website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app.