Media Conference on the Latest COVID-19 Situation

​No new COVID-19 was recorded yesterday, hence the total cases remains at 141. This was shared by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health at a media conference on the latest COVID-19 situation in the country yesterday afternoon together with 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.

 

According to Yang Berhormat, one case has recovered from COVID-19, therefore the total number of recovered cases increased to 138. This brings the number of active cases still being treated at the National Isolation Centre to 1, where the case is still in critical condition and requires the heart/lung machine, ECMO as well as respiratory assistance.

 

As previously mentioned, 2,679 contact case individuals have completed their quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act, Chapter 204 and there is currently no individual that is undergoing quarantine at present. However, there are 140 individuals that are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centres provided by the government for those who have just arrived in the country after traveling abroad. At present, 2,239 individuals have completed their mandatory self-isolation at the monitoring centres.

 

In the past 24 hours, 59 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 18,707. Following the announcement on the BruHealth App, Yang Berhormat said that 233,737 individuals have registered as users to the application. In addition to that, 3,825 businesses and premises have registered for the application.

 

As announced at previous press conferences, all mosques will be opened for the public to perform the Friday Prayer commencing on the 29th of May 2020. Yang Berhormat stated that at present, 35,980 individuals have registered and booked for their Friday Prayer slot. As a reminder, all those who will be attending the mosque, who have already registered and are given a green code, to wear face masks while in the mosque area and to bring their own large-size prayer mat. As a precautionary measure, individuals are advised not to shake hands and return immediately after completing the Friday prayer.

 

Meanwhile, when using the BruHealth app, the public are advised to be careful when choosing answers when they are completing their self-assessment. This is to avoid their application being given an incorrect code. If an individual gets the wrong code, the appeal for a new code will take a while to be processed. This will further prevent them from gaining access to any premises and places that requires a code.

 

 

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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