Brunei sees no local COVID-19 case for 163 days

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam entered its second day without new COVID-19 infections yesterday, keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 147.

The Sultanate has had no local COVID-19 transmission for 163 days since May 6, while the total number of imported cases is six – including one active case receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre in Tutong District.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), 406 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours. Since January, 64,302 samples have been tested. A total of 331 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 6,993 have completed their mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres since March 2020.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, revealed there were 114 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 27 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

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