Staying clear of Covid-19 - Brunei declares 408 days without reporting a single local virus case

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 18 (Xinhua): Brunei reported one new confirmed Covid-19 case on Friday (June 19), bringing the national tally to 252.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, the case is a 29-year-old man who arrived in the country from Indonesia via Singapore on Tuesday. He has no symptoms of infection.

Investigation and contact tracing have found 12 close contacts who arrived together with the patient and were all quarantined upon arrival.

The new case is being treated and monitored at the National Isolation Centre with five other active cases, who are all in stable condition.

With the detection of the new case, a total of 111 imported cases have been confirmed since the last local infection case on May 6 last year.

Brunei has recorded 408 days without local Covid-19 infection cases.

There have been three deaths and 243 recovered patients reported from Covid-19 so far in Brunei. - Xinhua

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