Brunei records one new imported COVID-19 case

James kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded one new imported COVID-19 case yesterday raising the national tally of confirmed cases to 242.

Case 242 is a man aged 39 who arrived from Jakarta on May 16. Contact tracing found no close contacts as he was quarantined on arrival and in accordance to standard operating procedures.

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

The country recorded no local transmissions of the virus for 390 days.

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

The MoH obtained 354 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing in the past 24 hours and carried out 128,769 tests since January 2020.

Some 668 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 19,048 have completed their stint since March 2020.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 206 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.