Brunei records two new imported COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam detected two new imported cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 212.

Case 211 is a 38-year-old man who arrived in the country from Kuala Lumpur on March 17, while Case 212 is a 55-year-old man who arrived from Manila on the same day. The contact tracing for both cases has identified four close contacts and they have been instructed to take the SARS-CoV-2 test, and are undergoing quarantine, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement yesterday.

With the latest cases, 15 active cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong District. They are all in stable condition.

Meanwhile, the country has not recorded any local transmissions for a consecutive 329 days. A total of 659 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres, comprising individuals that have just arrived in the country from abroad.

At present, 15,708 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.

In the past 24 hours, 220 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 114,134 tests. revealed that there have been 177 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 29 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.