No new COVID-19 cases in Brunei

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam marked 16 days without new COVID-19 cases and 232 days of no local transmissions, maintaining the national tally of confirmed cases at 152.

The latest COVID-19 development in the country was shared by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in the press conference yesterday.

Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Allah the Almighty, there is no new cases of COVID-19 infection in the country. No active cases are being treated at the National Isolation Centre and the total number of cases that have been confirmed recovered remains at 149. Eleven import cases have been confirmed since May 6,” said the minister.

A total of 752 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from while 9,943 have completed their stint.

The minister said the Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken 131 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing over the past 24 hours, and has conducted 82,039 tests since January.

As per the provisions under the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204), the public is required to comply with regulations that are still in force during the pandemic.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 117 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 29 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.