BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Brunei Darussalam recorded four new imported Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (July 20) raising the national tally of confirmed cases to 309.
Cases 306-308 arrived in the country from Singapore by sea on July 9. Contact tracing found 15 close contacts.
Case 306 is a 43-year-old Indonesian man who has had fever, cough and flu since July 11 and Cases 307 is a 47-year-old Filipino man who has had headache since July 15.
Case 308 is a 35-year-old Filipino man with fever, cough, flu and diarrhoea since July 18.
Case 309 is a 42-year-old Filipino woman who arrived in the country from Manila on July 7. She showed no signs of infection and contact tracing found no close contacts.
All new cases were detected while under quarantine and their travel arrangements follow standard operating procedure.
Forty-one active Covid-19 cases are receiving treatment at the National Isolation Centre. They are all in stable condition.
The country recorded no local transmissions of the virus for 440 days.
Some 788 individuals are undergoing mandatory self-isolation at government monitoring centres after arriving from abroad while 22,137 have completed their stint since March 2020.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) obtained 269 samples for testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past 24 hours and carried out 148,578 tests since January 2020.
In the national Covid-19 vaccination programme, 3,681 individuals were inoculated on July 19.
As of July 19, 113,703 individuals or 25.1 per cent of Brunei population received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 20,802 (4.6 per cent) had their second jab.
Information can be obtained from MoH official website at www.moh.gov.bn, Health Advice Line at 148 or through the BruHealth app or healthinfo.gov.bn web app. - Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network