Brunei records seven new imported cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam yesterday detected seven new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 199, said the Ministry of Health (MoH).

With one case recovering and allowed to return home yesterday, 11 active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong District.

The new cases are imported cases from Malaysia, who arrived in the country via Singapore, on March 1.

Contact tracing for the cases is being conducted.

Meanwhile, Brunei Darussalam has recorded no local transmissions of COVID-19 for 312 days. The MoH has taken 362 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing over the past 24 hours, and conducted 110,176 tests since January, 2020.

A total of 663 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 14,707 have completed their stint since March.

According to healthinfo.gov.bn, Brunei-Muara District recorded 164 cases, Belait District 29 and Tutong District six.

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