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    Tutong vaccination centre to cease operation

    James Kon

    The Tutong District Community Hall Vaccination Centre will cease operations from May 30, and residents wishing to get the COVID-19 vaccination will have to book appointment at either a health centre in the district or at the Vaccination Unit of the Tutong District Health Office.

    This was announced by Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof as the Acting Minister of Health at the daily press conference yesterday.

    The minister said the closure was in view of the COVID-19 situation and taking into account the vaccination rate in the Sultanate.

    The public can book their vaccination appointment at the Vaccination Unit, Tutong District Health Office for catchment areas of Pekan Tutong by calling 4260804, Lamunin Health Centre at 4237397, Telisai Health Centre at 4244456, and Sungai Kelugos Health Centre at 4240646.

    The facilities are opened from 7.45am to 12.15pm, and 1.30pm to 4.30pm from Mondays to Thursdays and on Saturdays.

    Meanwhile, COVID-19 vaccine booster rate has reached the 70-per-cent mark.

    Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the Ministry of Health Dr Hajah Anie Haryani binti Haji Abdul Rahman at the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON

    Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi said as of Wednesday, 133 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered to children aged between five and 11, bringing the total number of first dose vaccinations administered to 34,074 or 79.4 per cent of the age group.

    “Some 831 second doses of the vaccine were administered to children in the same age group, bringing the number of second dose administered to children to 18,053 or a coverage rate of 42.1 per cent,” he added.

    The minister also said, the Sultanate recorded 222 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 147,493.

    All cases were detected through antigen rapid tests (ARTs), and none of the 333 RT-PCR laboratory tests performed in the past 24 hours came back positive.

    In the past 24 hours, one COVID-19 patient passed away with the case categorised as death not due to the coronavirus.

    In light of the fatality, the minister said, “On behalf of the Ministry of Health (MoH) as well as the people of Brunei, 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.”

    On the latest number of cases in Categories 4 and 5, the minister said, “There are no cases in Category 5 requiring treatment in the intensive care unit, and no cases are reported in Category 4, requiring respiratory assistance and under close monitoring.”

    Two hundred and sixty-seven cases have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to145,694.

    Meanwhile, there are 1,576 active cases, with six receiving treatment in hospitals and 1,570 undergoing self-isolation.

    Permanent Secretary at the MoH Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin and Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the MoH Dr Hajah Anie Haryani binti Haji Abdul Rahman were also present.

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