Case 250 is asymptomatic

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam yesterday detected one new imported COVID-19 case in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 250.

Case 250 is a 42-year-old woman who arrived from Indonesia on May 30, showing no symptoms. Investigation and contact tracing determined no close contact as she was quarantined upon arrival, and her travel arrangements adhered to the standard operating procedure.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), the new case brings to eight the total number of active cases receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong District.

Meanwhile, the Sultanate has gone 403 days without local transmissions.

A total of 659 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after returning from abroad, while 19,931 individuals have completed their stint.

Over the past 24 hours, 298 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of tests carried out since January 2021 to 134,625.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 214 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 30 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

Information can be obtained from MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn, Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn web app.