Brunei records three new imported COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam yesterday detected three new imported cases of COVID-19, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 202.

The country recorded no local transmissions for 314 consecutive days, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement yesterday.

All of the new imported cases are from the Philippines that arrived in the country on March 3. They are placed at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong District for treatment, and contact tracing for these cases are still being conducted.

With the latest cases, there are 13 active cases receiving treatment at the NIC, while one patient has fully recovered yesterday.

A total of 707 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres, comprising individuals that have arrived in the country from abroad. Meanwhile, 14,772 have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.

In the past 24 hours, 126 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 110,445.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 167 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in 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.