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 192.

Case 192 is a man aged 41 who arrived from India via Malaysia. Contact tracing found eight close contacts and initial tests showed they are negative for COVID-19.

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

The country recorded no local transmissions of the virus for 308 days.

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

The MoH obtained 743 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 108,546 tests since January 2020.

Some 707 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 14,406 have completed their stint since March 2020.