Brunei: Over 15,000 inoculated under vaccination programme; new Covid-19 cases reported


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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 5 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Since the implementation of the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme on April 3, the number of people being inoculated in Brunei Darussalam has reached 15,905.

The number of people receiving their second dose of vaccine has reached 862, while 15,043 have just received their first dose.

Brunei-Muara District has the highest number of vaccinated individuals (12,418), followed by Belait District (1,484), Tutong District (1,361) and Temburong District (642), according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The number who have completed their inoculation is 716 in Brunei-Muara District, 132 in Tutong District, 13 in Temburong District and one in Belait District.

Although it is not mandatory to obtain the Covid-19 vaccine, the MoH warned that citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam are still exposed to the risk of Covid-19 infection.

Those wishing to participate in the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme can reserve a slot through the BruHealth app or call the Health Advice Line at 148.

The public should ensure their BruHealth accounts have been verified, and to update their personal information (Identity Card number, phone and address) for Bru-HIMS at government clinics or hospitals if not already updated.

Meanwhile, Brunei reported one new case of Covid-19 on Tuesday (May 4), bringing the national tally to 228.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, the latest case is a 52-year-old man who arrived in the country from Manila, the Philippines, on April 21, and showed no signs of infection. Investigation and contact tracing have confirmed no close contacts for this case as he was quarantined upon arrival in the country.

The patient is being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Center with other six active cases, who are all in a stable condition.

Brunei has confirmed a total of 87 imported cases since the last local infection case was reported on May 6 last year. Brunei has recorded 363 days without local infections.

There have been three deaths and 218 recovered patients from Covid-19 so far in Brunei. - Brunei

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