Brunei records one new imported COVID-19 case

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded one new imported COVID-19 case yesterday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 182.

With the latest imported case, four active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

According to the MoH, Case 182 is a man aged 28 arriving in the country from Manila on January 26 on board Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) flight BI688. The contact tracing for Case 182 is ongoing.

Meanwhile, Brunei has not recorded any local transmissions for 278 days.

The MoH has taken 326 samples for the SARS-CoV-2 virus testing over the past 24 hours, and conducted 94,047 tests since January 2020.

A total of 453 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from overseas, while 12,653 have completed their quarantine since March 2020.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 147 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 29 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

For information, the public can visit the MoH’s official website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app.