COVID-19 PANDEMIC: BRUNEI- No new case, recoveries today

The Minister of Health speaking at the daily COVID-19 press conference held at Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health today. (PHOTO: Rahwani Zahari)

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‘The 2019 Plague” Day 176’

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Brunei braces for ‘new normal’ Hari Raya festivities

The Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj MohaThe Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohammad Isham Hj Jaafar said no new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Brunei today, maintaining the national tally at 141.mmad Isham Hj Jaafar said no new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Brunei today, maintaining the national tally at 141.

Meanwhile, no new recovery was recorded today, bringing the maintaining the total number of recovered patients to 136. There are currently 4 active cases being treated at the National Isolation Centre (NIC) in Tutong.

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  • Two patients remain in critical condition, where only one of them still requires heart / lung machine (ECMO) as well as respiratory assistance, and one case only requires respiratory assistance. Meanwhile, the rest are in a stable condition.
  • As of today, all close contacts of cases undergoing quarantine according to the Infectious Diseases Act (Chapter 204) have completed the quarantine period. A total of 2,679 have completed the quarantine period and are in good health.
  • Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early January 2020, a total of 18,193 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted.

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Over 180,000 registered on BruHealth App

The health minister informed that a total of 188,261 individuals have registered as users to the BruHealth application since its introduction. In addition a total of 3,056 businesses and premises have registered for the application.

The minister urged members of the public who have not registered  to download and register to the Bruhealth App. He also informed that for restaurants that also provide takeaway services, a new feature has been introduced where a separate QR code for takeaway customers can be created for the same premises through www.healthinfo.gov.bn/register.

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