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    Brunei records one new imported case

    James Kon

    Brunei Darussalam yesterday recorded one new imported COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 260.

    Case 260 is a 42-year-old man who arrived in the country from Manila on June 16 without any symptoms detected, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said yesterday.

    Investigation and contact tracing confirmed that there are no close contacts for the new case as he was quarantined immediately upon arrival.

    With the latest imported case and two recoveries, nine active cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre in Tutong District.

    Meanwhile, the country has not recorded any local transmissions for 419 days.

    A total of 723 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 20,694 individuals have completed their stint since March 2020. The MoH has obtained 272 samples for the SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours and has carried out 140,399 tests since January 2020.

    In its breakdown, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 224 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 30 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

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

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