BY James Kon
Brunei Darussalam on Friday recorded three new imported COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 219.
According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), Case 217 is a 13-year-old who arrived in the country from the United Kingdom.
Investigation and contact tracing have confirmed that there are two close contacts for the new case, where both of whom have been instructed to undergo the SARS-CoV-2 virus test.
Case 218 is a man aged 47 from Egypt and Case 219 is a man aged 55 from Europe, where both of them arrived in this country via Kuala Lumpur on March 26.
Investigation and contact tracing have confirmed that there is no close contact for the new cases as they were quarantined upon arrival and their travel arrangements as well as self-isolation have been in accordance with the standard operating procedures.
Four COVID-19 patients have fully recovered and were allowed to go home. There are now 10 active cases receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre in Tutong District. All are in stable condition.
Meanwhile, Brunei Darussalam has not recorded any local transmissions for 338 consecutive days.
A total of 457 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres, comprising individuals who have just arrived in the country from abroad.
A total of 16,432 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.
In the past 24 hours, 423 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 116,596 tests.
Healthinfo.gov.bn revealed that there have been 184 cases in Brunei-Muara District, 29 in Belait District and six in Tutong District.
For the ongoing national vaccination programme, a total of 4,026 individuals have been vaccinated since April 3.
The breakdown of the vaccination shows 2,977 persons have been vaccinated in Brunei-Muara District, 483 in Belait District, 328 in Tutong District and 238 in Temburong District.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin