Brunei records one new imported case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam yesterday detected one new imported COVID-19 case, bringing the total confirmed cases to date to 256.

Case 256 is a 44-year-old man who arrived in the country from Manila, the Philippines on June 9, but showed no symptoms.

Investigation and contact tracing revealed that the case had no close contacts as he was immediately quarantined upon arrival, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said yesterday. With the imported case and one recovery, eight active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong District. All cases are in stable condition.

Brunei has not recorded any local transmissions for 412 days.

A total of 795 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres, comprising individuals who have arrived from abroad. At present, 20,312 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres.

In the past 24 hours, 342 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of tests carried out since January 2021 to 137,767.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 220 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 30 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

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.