Movement restriction extended, 74 new COVID cases

74 new COVID cases in Brunei

Brunei Darussalam adds 74 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with four new clusters involving 27 cases. This brings the total number of cases to 14,992, according to the Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at a press conference on Saturday. 

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham bin Hj Jaafar at the press conference held at the Ministry of Health. JAMES KON

There are 32 additional new cases to 4 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases.

All the new clusters are accommodation clusters. Two clusters (10868 Cluster and Simla Sdn Bhd Cluster) have been closed following no new detected cases in the clusters for 28 days. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 135 clusters.

Meanwhile, 15 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

25 cases have recovered today bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 14,367 cases, whereas the total number active cases are 526 cases.

Among the cases being treated at this time, four cases are in Category 5 and currently treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation, with one case requiring the help of additional heart/lung machine (ECMO).
Meanwhile, no other case is categorised in Category 4 that require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 2,710 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 607,880 tests.


Nightly movement restriction extended

The National COVID-19 Steering Committee announced a two-week extension of the nightly movement restriction “Operasi Peralihan” from 10pm to 4am starting from 1 December 2021 to 14 December 2021.

Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong at the press conference held at the Ministry of Health. JAMES KON

The matter was announced by the Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong at a press conference on Saturday.


 

Brunei imposes temporary travel ban to and from eight African countries

With reports of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron that was first detected in Africa, the Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong at a press conference today said that Brunei Darussalam is immediately suspending entry and exit permissions from eight African countries, until further notice. 

File photo showing health workers at the screening and testing tents set up at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. PHOTO: AFP

The countries in the list are South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. 


 

More details on Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin

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