Three new imported COVID-19 cases

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam recorded three new imported COVID-19 cases yesterday raising the national tally of confirmed cases to 210.

Case 208 is a man aged 49 who arrived in the country from Manila, the Philippines on March 17. Case 209 is a man aged 24 who arrived in the country from Nepal via Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 17. Case 210 is a woman aged 59 who arrived in the country from Egypt via Kuala Lumpur on March 17. Contact tracing for all cases are being conducted.

Thirteen active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at National Isolation Centre in Tutong District.

The country recorded no local transmission of the virus for 328 days.

The latest information of COVID-19 as of noon yesterday was shared by Ministry of Health (MoH) in a press release.

The MoH obtained 192 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 113,914 tests since January 2020.

Some 571 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 15,700 have completed their stint since March 2020.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 175 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

Information can be obtained from MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn, Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn web app.