Brunei records one new COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded one new imported COVID-19 case yesterday raising the national tally of confirmed cases to 229.

Case 229 is a woman aged 41 who arrived in a country from Europe via Singapore on April 23. Contact tracing found no close contacts as she was quarantined on arrival and the travel arrangement and self-isolation are in accordance with the standard operating procedure.

Seven active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at National Isolation Centre in Tutong District.

The country recorded no local virus transmissions for 365 days.

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

The MoH obtained 95 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 121,844 tests since January 2020.

Some 433 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 17,774 have completed their stint since March 2020.

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