Two new imported COVID-19 cases detected in Brunei

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam yesterday detected two new imported cases of COVID-19, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 205.

No local transmissions have been found for a consecutive 318 days, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said yesterday.

Case 204 and Case 205 – a 34-year-old and 43-year-old men respectively – arrived in the country from Indonesia on March 7. The contact tracing for these cases are still being conducted.

Meanwhile, one case fully recovered and allowed to go home yesterday. At present, 14 active COVID-19 cases are still receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre (NIC). The MoH said they are in stable condition.

A total of 625 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres, comprising individuals that have just arrived in the country from abroad. At present, 15,197 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation.

In the past 24 hours, 282 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 111,740 tests.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 170 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

For information, the public can visit the MoH’s official website at www.moh.gov.bn or contact the Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app.