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COVID-19 Brunei: Brunei sees no local COVID-19 case for 163 days (as of 16.10.2020)

BY James Kon

Brunei Darussalam entered its second day without new COVID-19 infections on Friday, keeping the national tally of confirmed cases at 147.

The Sultanate has had no local COVID-19 transmission for 163 days since May 6, while the total number of imported cases is six – including one active case receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre in Tutong District.

According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), 406 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours. Since January, 64,302 samples have been tested. A total of 331 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad, while 6,993 have completed their mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres since March 2020.

In its breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the country, healthinfo.gov.bn revealed there were 114 cases in the Brunei-Muara District, 27 in the Belait District and six in the Tutong District.

Updates can be obtained from www.moh.gov.bn, Health Advice Line at 148, BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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