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COVID-19 Brunei: One new imported case detected in Brunei (as of 01.03.2021)




BY James Kon

Brunei Darussalam on Monday detected one new imported COVID-19 case, bringing the national tally of confirmed cases to 187.

With the latest case, three active COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre. The Ministry of Health (MoH) said they are all in stable condition.

Case 187 is a 20-year-old man who arrived in the country from the United Kingdom on February 14 on board Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) flight BI004.

No immediate contacts were found for Case 187 as he had been quarantined upon arrival in the country, with his entire travel arrangement and self-isolation in accordance with the existing standard operating procedure.

Meanwhile, Brunei has not recorded any local transmissions for 299 days.

The MoH has taken 511 samples for the SARS-CoV-2 virus testing over the past 24 hours, and conducted 102,743 tests since January 2020.

A total of 602 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from overseas, while 13,925 individuals have completed their stint since March 2020.

Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 152 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.

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

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin


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