Three new imported COVID-19 cases detected

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam detected three new imported COVID-19 cases yesterday bringing the number of confirmed cases to 235.

Case 233 is a 41-year-old man who arrived in the country from Pakistan via Kuala Lumpur on May 5. He has had occasional coughs since May 15.

Cases 234 and 235 are men aged 34 and 35. Both arrived in the country from Manila on May 5 and showed no symptoms.

Investigation and contact tracing confirmed there are no close contacts for the new cases since they were quarantined upon arrival in the country with travel arrangements and mandatory self-isolation adhering to existing standard operating procedures.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) shared the latest COVID-19 updates in the country in its daily statement yesterday.

With the new cases, 10 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre and are in stable condition.

Brunei Darussalam has recorded no local COVID-19 transmissions for 377 days.

Four hundred and eighty-eight individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 18,291 individuals have completed their stint since March 2020.

In the past 24 hours, the MoH has obtained 142 samples for SARS-CoV-2 virus testing bringing the number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 123,643.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 200 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

Visit www.moh.gov.bn, contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or check the BruHealth App for information and updates.