COVID-19 updates: 1 new imported case


The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Jaafar confirms one imported COVID-19 case in Brunei today, bringing the national tally to 145.

Case 145 is a 33-year-old-man who arrived in Brunei on Royal Brunei BI874 flight (seated at 32H) on 28 August 2020 via Kuala Lumpur from Indonesia.

The Ministry of Health has identified a total of 32 contacts of which 26 have undergone the COVID-19 swab test and were confirmed negative, while the rest are still awaiting test results.

Meanwhile, no new recoveries were recorded today, maintaining the total number of recovered patients at 139. There are currently 3 active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong.

62 individuals are undergoing quarantine order at monitoring centers provided by the Government are in a stable condition and does not have any signs of infection. In addition, a total of 476 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centers provided by the Government, which are individuals that have just arrived in this country after traveling from abroad.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 289 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 52,739 tests.



Mass gathering capacity increased

Taking into account the situation of COVID-19 in Brunei which is currently under control,  the Minister of Health announced the increasing of the capacity for Mass Gathering from 200 people to 350 people, with guidelines in place.

The Minister of Health speaking at the press conference held at Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health today. PHOTO: James Kon