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Cases drop below 700, four caught on last night of Ops Peralihan

James Kon & Izah Azahari

Brunei Darussalam reported 686 new COVID-19 cases yesterday – 615 from antigen rapid test results uploaded to the BruHealth app and 71 from 1,546 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during a press conference yesterday.

This raises the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 134,412. There are seven cases classified as Category 4 and no cases in Category 5. The minister said 1,260 cases have recovered, making the total number of active cases to 4,974.

He said 98 active cases were in isolation centres and hospitals while 4,876 were undergoing home self-isolation.

As of Wednesday, the minister said 61.3 per cent of the total population of the country has received three doses of the vaccine.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said at the start of Ramadhan, the daily press conference on updating the situation of COVID-19 Infections will be held at 2pm every working day and at 4pm every Friday, Sunday and Public Holiday.

Also in attendance at the press conference was Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong.

Meanwhile, during the final night of movement restrictions, enforcement personnel caught four individuals breaking the stay-at-home directive.

Md Akmal Hisyamddin bin Bini, Md Yasr bin Md Yusof, Aznil Ashraf Hussin and Syairazi Sunarto violated the directive in Brunei-Muara District.

The movement restriction directive requiring the public to stay home from midnight to 4am under Operasi Peralihan, ended today, six months after measures were rolled out.

ABOVE & BELOW: Aznil Ashraf Hussin and Syairazi Sunarto

ABOVE & BELOW: Md Akmal Hisyamddin bin Bini and Md Yasr bin Md Yusof. PHOTOS: RBPF