Brunei records two new imported COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded two new imported COVID-19 case yesterday raising the national tally of confirmed cases to 268.

Case 267 is a 22-year-old man and Case 268 is a 28-year-old woman who arrived from Indonesia. They arrived on June 27 and showed no symptoms. Contact tracing found no close contacts as they were quarantined upon arrival and travel arrangement follows standard operating procedure.

Ten active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at National Isolation Centre.

The country recorded no local transmissions of the virus for 430 days. Some 624 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 21,496 have completed their stint since March 2020.

The Ministry of Health obtained 341 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 144,971 tests since January 2020.

In the COVID-19 vaccination programme, 690 individuals were inoculated on July 9.

Since the start of the programme, 108,457 individuals or 20.1 per cent of Brunei’s population were vaccinated. Of them 91,140 received the first dose and 17,317 were administered two jabs.