COVID-19 updates: No new case; no recovery recorded today

 

The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham Hj Jaafar said no new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Brunei today, maintaining the national tally at 141.

Meanwhile, no new recovery was recorded today, bringing the maintaining the total number of recovered patients to 136. There are currently 4 active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong.

  • Two patients remain in critical condition, where only one of them still requires heart / lung machine (ECMO) as well as respiratory assistance, and one case only requires respiratory assistance. Meanwhile, the rest are in a stable condition.
  • As of today, 101 individuals are undergoing quarantine according to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) and a total of 2,578 have completed the quarantine period and are in good health.
  • Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early January 2020, a total of 17,221 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted.

Other business premises encouraged to obtain BruneiHealth QR code 
The Minister of Health reminded all restaurants and premises to comply with the requirements and do not accept customers more than 30% of their capacity and to ensure that customers have the correct color code which is green or yellow before entering their respective premises.
He also encouraged business premises to obtain a QR code and display it at their premises or payment counter to enable people visiting the premises to scan the code before entering and exiting. “With such procedure, it will make it easier for the Ministry of Health to do the necessary contact tracing in case of a spread of infection,”
With restaurants, eateries, cafes and food courts allowed to provide dine-in services, the public is reminded to take extra precautions before entering the establishments. Photo shows the BruHealth QR code displayed at an eatery. (PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI)
Despite the easing of some restrictions, the minister reminded the public to continue to carry out their social responsibilities of not organising mass gatherings or meeting in large groups, practicing physical distancing and leaving the house only when needed especially for high risk individuals such as the elderly and children, and to practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. He said this is to avoid the possibility of spreading the infection and also to enable us to reduce the mitigation measures in the next phases in the future.