Media Conference on Latest COVID-19 Situation

Brunei Darussalam confirmed one new COVID-19 case yesterday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 146. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd  Isham bin Haji Jaafar, the Minister of Health stated the matter during a media conference on the latest situation of COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam, yesterday afternoon. Joining the media conference were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang  Haji Mohd Amin Liew Bin Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy AND Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri  Haji Aminuddin Ihsan Bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok  Dato  Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.

 

According to the Minister of Health, Case 146 is a 29 year old man who arrived in Brunei Darussalam on Royal Brunei BI4112, seat number 26-J on the 18th of September 2020 from India. He showed no signs of infection and is currently being treated at the National Isolation Centre. The Ministry of Health has identified a total of five contacts of which three have undergone the COVID-19 swab test and were confirmed negative, while the rest are still awaiting test results. Meanwhile, the total number of cases that has recovered remained at 142.

 

428 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centers provided by the Government, which are individuals that have just arrived in this country after travelling from abroad. At present, a total of 6 thousand 14 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.

 

In the past 24 hours, a total of 325 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 57 thousand 517.

 

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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