Media Conference on the Latest COVID-19 Situation

​Total COVID-19 cases remains at 141 as no new case was reported yesterday. This was shared by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, the Minister of Health at a media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation, yesterday afternoon.

 

According to Yang Berhormat, no new case of COVID-19 infection in the country. Therefore, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei Darussalam remains at 141, whereas the total number of cases that have recovered is 138.

 

At this time, there is only one case still being treated at the National Isolation Centre, where the case is still in critical condition and requires the heart/lung machine (ECMO) as well as respiratory assistance.

 

In the past 24 hours, 256 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 19,386.

 

Following the announcement on the BruHealth App, Yang Berhormat said that a total of 254,637 individuals have registered as users to the application. In this regard, members of the public who have not registered are encouraged to download and register to the BruHealth App.

 

In addition to that, 4,524 businesses and premises have registered for the application. For business premises such as supermarkets, grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, stalls and food courts that have not registered yet, they are required to obtain a QR code for their premises and ensure that visitors scan and has a colour code before being allowed into the premises. This is in addition to providing hand sanitizer as well as body temperature checks.

 

In conjunction with the 59th Anniversary of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces today, the Ministry of Health would like to express its sincere appreciation to the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, especially to those involved in helping to control the situation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Brunei Darussalam such as control at the border, logistics supervision, surveillance of mosques during Friday prayers and others.

 

For further information and latest updates, members of the public can visit the official website of the Ministry of Health at ‘www.moh.gov.bn’ or by contacting the Health Advice Line 148 or through the BruHealth App or ‘healthinfo.gov.bn’.

 

 

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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