‘The 2019 Plague” Day 162’


Brunei records two new COVID-19 cases

Brunei Darussalam recorded two new COVID-19 cases yesterday bringing the total tally of confirmed cases to 141.

The new cases are friends of Case 139, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday. All three lived together in a dormitory.

These details were provided at a press conference yesterday, by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar.

He said, “Case 140 is a male aged 46, while Case 141 is a male aged 31. Both are friends of Case 139 who was reported on Wednesday.

“These new cases were detected during a monitoring of the country’s citizens and residents, as well as foreign workers. Preliminary investigations have shown that all three cases – Cases 139, 140 and 141 – were most likely infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in March 2020 and have resided at the same place.

“At present, all three do not show any symptoms of infection.”

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar during the press conference. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI

He added, “Further investigation is still ongoing, to identify the cause of infection and to trace the contacts of the cases. So far, 59 of their contacts have undergone tests for COVID-19. Twenty tested negative and the rest are still awaiting their results.”

The minister also advised the public not to panic, while emphasising the importance of continued vigilance and preventive measures such as physical distancing, avoiding mass gatherings and only leaving home when necessary.

As there were no recovered cases yesterday, the number of recovered patients remains at 131. This brings the number of active cases still being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) to nine.

Two of the cases at the NIC are still in critical condition, with one requiring a heart-lung machine (ECMO) and respiratory assistance, while the other is receiving respiratory assistance. Meanwhile, the rest are in a stable condition.

At present, 157 individuals are undergoing quarantine in accordance to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204), while 2,551 have completed their quarantine.

A total of 1,892 individuals have completed their period of self-isolation since March 20, when the mandatory 14-day duration was introduced for arrivals into the country. Currently, 273 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation in monitoring facilities assigned by
the government.

In the past 24 hours, 184 samples were tested for the SARS-CoV2 virus, bringing total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 14,938.

The public can obtain information by visiting the Ministry of Health (MoH)’s official website at, or by contacting the Health Advice Line at 148, or through the web application at


KUALA LUMPUR-Covid-19: 39 new cases, 74 recoverCovid-19: 39 new cases, 74 recover

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry announced 39 new Covid-19 cases as of 12pm today, bringing the total number of infections in the nation to 6,467.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Noor Hisham Abdullah, in his daily briefing, said 74 cases have successfully received treatment and been discharged today, bringing the total number of patients to have recovered to 4,776.

“This leaves a total of only 1,584 active Covid-19 cases in Malaysia.

“Nineteen of these patients are being treated in intensive care units, with eight needing ventilator assistance,” he said.

There were also no fatalities reported today, leaving the death toll at 107./ KEERTAN AYAMANY /



(as of May 7, 2020 – 4:00 PM)

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HA NOI- VN records no new COVID-19 cases on Friday morning

Students in the Mekong Delta’s Kiên Giang Province go to school on Thursday. Students at all levels in the province have returned to class after social distancing eased. —VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam recorded no new cases of COVID-19 on Friday morning marking 22 consecutive days without a single community transmission.

The announcement from the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control came the day after 17 passengers returning to Việt Nam on a flight from overseas tested positive for coronavirus.

The total number of people in Việt Nam who have been infected  remains at 288 with zero fatalities.

All of the new patients reported on Thursday evening are Vietnamese nationals returning from the UAE on a Vietnam Airlines flight.

They include a new born baby.

All 17 are being treated at the general hospital in Bạc Liêu Province.

There were 297 people onboard the flight which landed in Mekong Delta’s Cần Thơ City, on May 3.

All the passengers along with cabin crew were immediately taken in quarantine after landing.

As of Friday morning, 233 out of a total of 288 patients in Việt Nam have recovered. — VNS



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