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    Over 83 per cent of children vaccinated

    James Kon

    Sixty-five per cent of children aged five to 11 in the Sultanate have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 908 children were administered with the second dose of the vaccine on Thursday.

    Meanwhile, 83.2 per cent of children in the age group have received the first dose of the vaccine, including 107 administered with the first dose on Thursday.

    The coverage rate for the country’s citizens and residents who have received three doses of the vaccine is 71.5 per cent.

    This was shared by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during the daily press conference yesterday.

    The minister revealed that 370 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Sultanate, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 152,320. Of the newest cases, 364 were results from antigen rapid test (ART) kits and six from 359 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours.

    Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin at the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON

    One COVID-19 case passed away in the last 24 hours and is categorised as a death not due to COVID-19.

    In light of the fatality, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said, “On behalf of the Ministry of Health (MoH) as well as the people of Brunei Darussalam, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the case’s family. May the case’s soul receive blessings and be placed among the pious.”

    For cases in Categories 4 and 5, the minister said, “There are no cases in Category 5 requiring treatment at the intensive care unit, while there is one in Category 4 requiring oxygen assistance and is under close monitoring.

    On the latest number of recoveries and active cases, the minister said, “Some 321 cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 149,243. “The total number of active cases is 2,852 where 14 cases are being treated in hospitals and 2,838 are self-isolating.”

    The minister also announced the closure of the vaccination centre at the Community Hall in Temburong District from June 13. “The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for Temburong District residents will resume at the Pengiran Isteri Hajjah Mariam Hospital from Monday. The public is advised to make reservations from 8.15am to noon and 1pm to 3.30pm on Monday to Thursday and on Saturday.”

    Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin was also present.

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