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 251.

Case 251 is a 52-year-old man who arrived from Indonesia via Singapore on June 4 and showed no symptoms. Contact tracing found no close contacts as he was quarantined upon arrival and travel arrangement follows the standard operating procedure.

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

The country recorded no local transmissions of the virus for 407 days.

Some 663 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 20,115 have completed their stint since March 2020.

The MoH obtained 436 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 136,064 tests since January 2020.