Brunei: 160 left Brunei for Singapore under green lane initiative

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept. 24 (Borneo Bulletin/Asian News Network): Brunei's Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah on Friday said that 160 people left Brunei Darussalam for Singapore and 115 arrived from Singapore since the establishment of Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) on September 1.

“The green lane was created for essential travel. It is not for leisure travel,” the minister said.

“Over the period of about three weeks or so since the establishment of the RGL, we have two flights to Singapore every week. On average, about 20 people are on each flight,” the minister said.

Travellers using the RGL will have to observe restrictions such as controlled itineraries, have a negative COVID-19 test prior to the trip and have a swab test on arrival at destination.

Meanwhile, Brunei reported one new imported case of Covid-19 on Thursday night, bringing the national tally to 146.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, the patient is a 29-year-old local male who arrived at Brunei on Sept. 18 from India. The man reportedly showed no signs of infection and is currently being treated at the National Isolation Center.

The Ministry of Health has identified a total of five contacts, of which three have undergone the Covid-19 swab tests and the results were negative, while the rest are still awaiting test results. All of them are undergoing quarantine.

This is the second confirmed case reported in Brunei this month. Brunei reported another imported case on Sept. 3, who is a 33-year-old local male back from Indonesia.

Meanwhile, 428 individuals are currently undergoing mandatory self-isolation at monitoring centers provided by the government, who have arrived in the country after traveling abroad.

There have been three deaths from Covid-19 in Brunei and a total of 142 patients have recovered. - Xinhua
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