Procedures for Managing Positive Cases

Considering the current high increase in COVID-19 positive cases, where more than 99 percent are in Categories 1 and 2, the Ministry of Health has updated the procedures for managing positive cases.

Management of positive cases in isolation centers will focus on cases in Categories 3, 4 and 5 that require medical treatment only. Cases in Categories 1 and 2 will be allowed to undergo self-isolation at home. Each family or one household will be given a 'health package' that contains necessities such as Antigen Rapid Test, ART kit, blood oxygen level monitor or oximeter, simple medication and health information leaflets.

To provide more efficient services, the Ministry of Health has collaborated with the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications, the E-Government National Centre, EGNC and Comquest Sendirian Berhad, the operator for Talian Darussalam 123, for the implementation of tasks such as assessment of the health status of newly confirmed positive COVID-19 cases; monitoring of positive cases undergoing self-isolation at home; and delivery of ART kits and health packages starting today, 15th February 2022.

Confirmation of COVID-19 infection status will be extended to the use of ART, and not only relying on RT-PCR swab testing alone. However, members of the public who are not close contact to a positive case are required to have two positive ART tests and subsequently register the results of the positive ART test on the portal or by contacting Talian Darussalam 123.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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