Brunei records two new COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded two new imported COVID-19 cases yesterday, raising the national tally of confirmed cases to 248.

Case 247 is a 33-year-old man from Indonesia while Case 248 is a 38-year-old man from Malaysia. They arrived in Brunei on May 28 and showed no symptoms. Contact tracing found no close contacts as they were quarantined upon arrival and travel arrangement follows the standard operating procedure.

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 400 days.

Some 768 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 19,719 have completed their stint since March 2020.

The MoH obtained 520 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 133,432 tests since January 2020.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, revealed that there have been 212 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 30 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.