Sultanate 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 186.

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

Case 186 is a man aged 38 arriving in the country from India on February 12 on board Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) flight BI4112, according to the MoH.

The contact tracing for Case 186 has found no immediate contact as he has been quarantined upon arrival in the country in accordance with existing standard operating procedures (SOP).

Meanwhile, Brunei Darussalam has not recorded any local transmission for 296 days

The MoH has obtained 741 samples for the SARS-CoV-2 virus testing over the past 24 hours, and conducted 100,667 tests since January 2020.

Seven hundred and sixty individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from overseas, while 13,552 individuals have completed their stint since March 2020.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 151 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.