Media Conference on the Latest COVID-19 Situation

The total cases of COVID-19 in the country remains at 141 after no new case is reported yesterday. The matter was shared by the Minister of Health during the Media Conference on the latest COVID-19 situation in the country, yesterday afternoon. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in his media statement also advises the public to continue to practice preventive measures and to be vigilant where ever they are by practicing physical distancing.

 

According to Yang Berhormat, no new case of COVID-19 in the country reported yesterday. 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, 255 samples have been tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus that brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 18,962.

 

Following the announcement on the BruHealth App, Yang Berhormat said that 242,827 individuals have registered as users to the application. In addition to that, 4,100 businesses and premises have registered for the application. In this regard, members of the public who have not registered are encouraged to download and register to the BruHealth App. Public’s cooperation in the use of the BruHealth app and the scanning of the QR Code at the entry and exit point in premises will help ensure the safety of the public including merchants and customers, as well as to facilitate the Ministry of Health to conduct contact tracing in case there is an outbreak of the infection.

 

In addition to that, the public is also reminded to continue to practice preventive measures and to be vigilant where ever they are by practicing physical distancing, ensuring hand hygiene as well as practicing the correct cough and sneeze etiquette. Furthermore, in celebrating this year’s Eid, the public is also reminded to abide by the Eid Aidilfitri Guideline that was released by the Ministry of Health such as to only celebrate Eid only with immediate family members and to abide by the mass gathering guideline that is to limit to 20-30 individuals at any one time according to the size of the house.

 

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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