No immediate contact found of Malaysian travelling from Brunei: MoH

James Kon

Following a report from the Sarawak Disaster Information of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case who has travelled from Brunei Darussalam to Miri in Sarawak on Wednesday, no immediate contact of the case was found after preliminary investigations, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said yesterday.

The MoH expanded surveillance activities to ensure that no latent infections occur in the community.

To date, 37 people were found to have come in contact with the case within 14 days of departing Brunei Darussalam. All have been instructed to take the SARS-CoV-2 test and undergo self-isolation until test results are out.

Meanwhile, no new COVID-19 cases were recorded yesterday, keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 174.

There are only three active COVID-19 cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre. No local transmissions have been detected for 253 days.

The MoH has taken 308 samples for the SARS-CoV-2 virus testing over the past 24 hours, and 86,367 tests have been carried out since January 2020.

Some 613 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from overseas, while 11,185 have completed their stint since March 2020.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 139 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 29 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

For information, the public can visit the MoH’s official website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app.